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

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 00:21:46 UTC 2014

2014-03-03 0:12 GMT+00:00 Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com>:
> On 3 March 2014 03:12, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
> <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2014-02-09 16:41 GMT+00:00 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
>> <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>:
>>> 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.
> Does apt support this?

It calls dpkg-reconfigure directly.  For me it would make more sense
if we can hold the action until hitting "g", as the rest of the
actions do, including Reinstall.

>> What to do about this one?
> What are you suggesting to do?

As I said "reportbug" (now gone) is an "immediate" action, so like
"chagelog".  "reconfigure", if keeps being "immediate", also here (or
perhaps with its own separator, since it's somewhat different than the
other ones, performing an action on the package rather than simply
gathering and showing information).

If it holds until pressing "g" and confirming, like "reinstall", I
would put it besides "reinstall".

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

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