[Aptitude-devel] Bug#740750: aptitude: Regression: Cannot mark specific version for installation unless dependencies are satisfied

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 00:46:51 UTC 2014

On 5 March 2014 01:25, Andreas Kloeckner <inform at tiker.net> wrote:
> Package: aptitude
> Version: 0.6.10-2
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> previously, I was able to do the following in aptitude:
> 1) Hit [Enter] on a package I wanted.
> 2) Scroll down, pick the version I want, hit [+].
> 3) Sort out the broken dependencies of that version, if needed.
> 4) Be happy.
> Now, at step 2), aptitude will only mark the default version of the
> package (not the chosen one) for installation if that version will have
> broken dependencies after installation.

Applies only to packages with another version currently installed.

Related to the fix for an apt issue [1], also possibly an earlier
change to the same function.  I will investigate further and query apt
developers about this.


[1] <http://bugs.debian.org/735967>

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