[Aptitude-devel] Bug#720750: aptitude: search returns different numbers of packages depending on sort order

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 3 17:27:14 UTC 2014

2014-02-03 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>:
> 2014-02-03 Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com>:
>> On 3 February 2014 23:58, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
>> <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2014-02-03 Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com>:
>>>> Duplicates are not desirable, even if it resolves the issue with
>>>> missing packages.  Anyway, lets just have it reverted and fixed on
>>>> wip-cmdline (weeks now, see below).
>>> It was a joke, that if one puts the terms twice, having duplicated
>>> output might be the intended behaviour.
>>> I agree that this the current solution is not good in the case of
>>> overlaps (or well, trades one bug for one undesired behaviour or bug,
>>> depending on the point of view).
>> Trading one bug for another obvious bug is unacceptable on master.
>> Likewise, with the initial version of "installsizechange" being
>> obviously broken in the context of the rest of the module.
>> You must be more thorough with your work.  These kinds of "quick fix"
>> are unsuitable for applying to the master branch.
>>> So I will fix this within a couple of days, no problem.
>> In the future, please submit your work as patches or prepare changes
>> on a separate branch for review.
> NACK.  And I already fixed bugs introduced by yourself in the last
> releases and present for many months, so please don't be so cocky.
> I was joking anyway, and the previous bug was present for 4 years, so
> living a few days in master is not the end of the world.

With the bug present for 4 years I mean: *almost all* of the sorting
policies were broken by the previous, so my investigations and patches
already helped to uncover them.

Not exactly useless my changes :-)

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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