[Aptitude-devel] Bug#707320: aptitude: implement partially forgetting new packages
Christoph Anton Mitterer
calestyo at scientia.net
Thu May 9 02:24:44 UTC 2013
With respect to new packages and the option "Forget new packages" (f key)
I'd find the following to be useful.
Currently, when pressing f, the whole tree of all new packages is forgotten.
I think it would be usful that one can only forget parts of it.
The idea of the new package is that one can go through them and find
anything useful, right?
But often (especially between stable releases) there are really a lot new
packages and one doesn't want to go through the whole list at once.
Or one might want to clear out all "uninteresting" new packages and keep
the others in kind of a "to remember list".
So what about extending "f" like the following:
When having about this:
--\ New Packages (20)
--- debug - Debugging symbols (3)
--\ devel - Utilities and programs for software development (1)
--\ main - The main Debian archive (1)
--- doc - Documentation and specialized programs for viewing documentation (3)
--- java - Java programming language and libraries (6)
--- libdevel - Development files for libraries (1)
--- libs - Collections of software routines (5)
--- python - Python programming language and libraries (1)
- If either "New Packages" is selected or anything completely outside the
"New Packages"-tree (e.g. something from "Installed Packages"
=> behave as now, clean the whole list.
- If a tree node, like "devel" or "devel/main" is selected, clean the
- If a leave (i.e. single package) is selected, clean just that single package.
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