[Aptitude-devel] Bug#702561: Bug#702561: closed by Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com> (Re: Bug#702561: aptitude: resolver hints (Aptitude::ProblemResolver::Hints=reject openssh-server :UNINST) being ignored)

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 00:36:08 UTC 2013

On 9 March 2013 00:25, Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
>> > # aptitude -P -o 'Aptitude::ProblemResolver::Hints=reject openssh-server :UNINST' full-upgrade '~U' openssh-client+ openssh-server:
>> The documentation (both _Configuring resolver hints_ and
>> _Configuration file reference_) defines this option as a _group_.  It
>> is the group members whose values are effective, not the value of the
>> group itself.  The correct syntax is:
>>  -o 'Aptitude::ProblemResolver::Hints::=reject openssh-server :UNINST'
> Ah, thanks! I thought I may have missed something obvious, but I
> didn't notice that subtle detail.

It also took me a while to understand the syntax of ‘Foo::=’; one of
the finer points in learner apt.conf.

> Thanks for the help, it indeed works like a charm that way!

Glad to see it working now.

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