[Aptitude-devel] Bug#638049: aptitude forgets which packages were installed automatically

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sun Mar 17 01:10:23 UTC 2013

On 17 March 2013 02:24, Harald Dunkel <harri at afaics.de> wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> I found a procedure to reproduce the problem by installing
> and removing postgresql. Here is the script:

> After running it I've got 2 new libraries that should have been removed
> automatically:

> Aptitude doesn't show the automatic flag for these libs.

Sure, this demonstrates loss or a lack of auto-installed flag.  As the
two packages are missing this flag, this does not constitute a
demonstration of the other issue where an unused, auto-installed
package is not removed when it should be.

> Attached you can find the typescript and the output of dpkg -l, but
> the snapshots generated by aptitude-create-state-bundle are way too
> large for EMail and probably for the BTS, too. What would you
> suggest to transfer these snapshots?

State bundles are not informative in this case, and we already have
enough diagnostic material concerning this auto-installed issue.


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