[Aptitude-devel] Bug#771704: aptitude-doc: ‘Current state’ flag values list is incomplete

Dmitry Alexandrov 321942 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 19:34:54 UTC 2014

Package: aptitude-doc-en
Version: 0.6.11-1
Severity: normal

I’ve just encountered letters ‘T’ and ‘W’ as a package state in Aptitude 
package view:

T     cups                             1.7.5-7        1.7.5-7
W     cups-filters                     1.0.61-4       1.0.61-4
T     man-db                 

‘aptitude(1)’ says: ‘For a complete list of the possible state ... 
flags, see the section “Accessing Package Information” in the aptitude 
reference guide.’

However that section [1] does not mention these flags, only ‘i’, ‘c’, 
‘p’, ‘v’, ‘B’, ‘u’, ‘C’ and ‘H’.

In fact, they seems to stand for ‘triggers-pending’ and 
‘triggers-awaiting’ (‘t’ and ‘W’ resp. in ‘dpkg’ according to 

[1]: http://aptitude.alioth.debian.org/doc/en/ch02s02s02.html

--- Package information. ---
Package's Depends field is empty.

Package's Recommends field is empty.

Suggests      (Version) | Installed
aptitude                | 0.6.11-1+b1

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