[Aptitude-devel] Bug#757028: Bug#757028: aptitude: aptitude does not install new essential packages automatically

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Mon Aug 4 17:08:35 UTC 2014


Stanley Schade wrote:
> I am running an up-to-date installation of jessie and recently found 
> that aptitude does not install the new init package automatically, 
> though it is marked as essential.

... which is what I would expect. AFAIK there's no obligation to install
essential packages if they pop up newly -- unless another package
depends on it..

APT and Aptitude just both warn the user if you try to remove them.

IMHO this also fits perfectly into the plan, that existing
installations don't get their init system changed while new
installations get systemd by default (via the mentioned package).

		Regards, Axel
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