[Aptitude-devel] Bug#782777: Bug#782777: Bug#782889: aptitude: "forget-new" option doesn't work

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Tue Apr 21 09:57:54 UTC 2015

Hi Michał,

Michał Klichowicz wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:39:36 +0200 Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:
> > Domenico Cufalo wrote:
> > > 1) My sources list is pure: only jessie!
> > 
> > That's an unexpected and interesting turn! Thanks for that
> > information!
> Just wanted to let you know that experimental in sources list does not
> seem necessary to trigger the bug, but having newer versions of some
> (any?) packages installed does.

Interesting thought. But I can't confirm it unfortunately:

* I've got one machine (Testing preferred, but with Sid and
  Experimental in sources.list, too) where "apt-show-versions | fgrep
  newer" gives no output, but which has the symptoms.

* And I've got one machine (pure Jessie) where "apt-show-versions |
  fgrep newer" shows one package (ballerburg FTR, where I tested a to
  be sponsored package) and it doesn't have the symptoms.

> The problem does not appear on my pure sid system, but does appear on a
> system with sid and some third-party repositories (mysql, deb-multimedia
> or opera, for example).
> On that system, the problem persits after disabling all the third-party
> repositories, leaving only sid sources list.

Interesting, thanks for that fact. Did you do an "apt-get update" or
equivalent after removing the 3rd party repos?

I'll try the same with some of my machines.

> Is there any other additional info you'd like me to provide?

Not at the moment, but thanks for the offer. I may get back to it.

		Regards, Axel
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