[Aptitude-devel] Bug#776785: aptitude: Fails to mark dependencies as automatically installed in Curses UI

Zane Peralta zane.peralta at jupimail.com
Sun Feb 1 17:24:47 UTC 2015

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.6.11-1+b1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

Aptitude fails to mark *some* dependencies as automatically installed 
when selecting a package in the Curses UI and pressing + (to install).

I selected "kde-full" for installation and it marked other packages, 
such as kde-standard, for manual installation as well. The expected 
outcome is, of course, that the dependencies be marked as automatically 

It *appears* to me that it's the "hard" dependencies that are correctly 
marked as automatically installed, and the recommendations that are 
marked as manual (but this may be a red herring).

I couldn't attach my state bundle because at 37MB it exceeds the 
attachment size accepted by reportbug.

Apologies if this coincides with one of the markauto bugs already 
reported, but none of the descriptions seemed to describe my situation 
accurately enough.

-- Package-specific info:
Terminal: linux
$DISPLAY not set.
which aptitude: /usr/bin/aptitude

aptitude version information:
aptitude 0.6.11 compiled at Nov  8 2014 13:34:39
Compiler: g++ 4.9.1
Compiled against:
   apt version 4.12.0
   NCurses version 5.9
   libsigc++ version: 2.4.0
   Gtk+ support disabled.
   Qt support disabled.

Current library versions:
   NCurses version: ncurses 5.9.20140913
   cwidget version: 0.5.17
   Apt version: 4.12.0

aptitude linkage:
     linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffffbd90000)
     libapt-pkg.so.4.12 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.4.12 
     libncursesw.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncursesw.so.5 
     libtinfo.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5 
     libsigc-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsigc-2.0.so.0 
     libcwidget.so.3 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcwidget.so.3 
     libsqlite3.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsqlite3.so.0 
     libboost_iostreams.so.1.55.0 => 
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_iostreams.so.1.55.0 (0x00007f5328dfe000)
     libxapian.so.22 => /usr/lib/libxapian.so.22 (0x00007f53289ed000)
     libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 
     libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 
     libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007f53281c3000)
     libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 
     libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007f5327c03000)
     libutil.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libutil.so.1 (0x00007f5327a00000)
     libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f53277fb000)
     libz.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0x00007f53275e0000)
     libbz2.so.1.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0 
     liblzma.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liblzma.so.5 (0x00007f53271ac000)
     librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007f5326fa4000)
     libuuid.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libuuid.so.1 (0x00007f5326d9e000)
     /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f532a628000)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
   APT prefers testing
   APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  aptitude-common           0.6.11-1
ii  libapt-pkg4.12  
ii  libboost-iostreams1.55.0  1.55.0+dfsg-3
ii  libc6                     2.19-13
ii  libcwidget3               0.5.17-2
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.9.1-19
ii  libncursesw5              5.9+20140913-1+b1
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a        2.4.0-1
ii  libsqlite3-0    
ii  libstdc++6                4.9.1-19
ii  libtinfo5                 5.9+20140913-1+b1
ii  libxapian22               1.2.19-1

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
pn  aptitude-doc-en | aptitude-doc  <none>
pn  libparse-debianchangelog-perl   <none>
ii  sensible-utils                  0.0.9

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  apt-xapian-index  <none>
pn  debtags           <none>
ii  tasksel           3.29

-- no debconf information

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