[Aptitude-devel] Bug#738350: Bug#738350: aptitude: "Reconfiguring" missing in Package submenu

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 19:12:57 UTC 2014

2014-02-09 16:41 GMT+00:00 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
<manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>:
> 2014-02-09 14:54 Axel Beckert:
>> Axel Beckert wrote:
>>> In the submenu "Package" there's the Reconfigure feature (reachable via
>>> Shift-R) missing.
>> Actually the controversial "Report Bug" feature (see #463510 for the
>> discussion) is missing there, too.
> I think that "Run reportbug" is as good as dead, since we all agreed
> in that bug report (I think), and it can be removed in a few minutes.
> As I understood it, the issue with "Reportbug" is not only that it
> gets triggered after suspending and arrow down, but that:
> - aptitude is often run as root user, so reportbug complains about
>   that,
> - and maybe the root user does not export useful env vars for
>   reportbug to use, like DEBMAIL, DEBFULLNAME, REPORTBUGEMAIL, etc.
> So I don't think that it's a feature that anybody will miss, and that
> we can remove ASAP.

Removed, see #463510.

> Another option would be to have them in after a separator, like
> "Information", "Cycle package information" and "Changelog".  In fact,
> Changelog is a "immediate" action much like Reportbug, isn't it?
> "Information" and "Cycle" are also immediate.
> BTW, I think that perhaps "Reconfigure" should not be so immediate,
> and behave like "Reinstall" instead.

What to do about this one?

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

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