[Aptitude-devel] Bug#509974: Auto-lowercase package names?

Justin B Rye justin.byam.rye at gmail.com
Sat Feb 8 22:38:13 UTC 2014

Package: aptitude

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
> In recent versions (, the behaviour doesn't match what is
> explained in the messages of this bug report, so it looks to me that
> it's already doing what you requested (lowercase and searching for
> package name), even if the bug reports were not closed.
> Can you please confirm if this is already doing what you expect?

I can confirm that the version now in testing+ is free of the bug
in the title; if I ask it to "show RCS" or "install Apache2" I get
the results I'd have hoped for.

If I ask for "Amanda" I now get a straightforward failure with no
mention of the package descriptions matching that string... but I was
never a big fan of that feature in the first place.
Ankh kak! (Ancient Egyptian blessing)

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