[Aptitude-devel] Bug#755677: Bug#755677: aptitude: Recognizes "Debian Backports" packages as official for downloading changelogs on the CLI, but not in the TUI

David Kalnischkies david at kalnischkies.de
Fri Mar 27 14:51:23 GMT 2015

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 08:33:23PM -0400, Samuel Bronson wrote:
> Also, trying to see what aptitude SHOULD do, I discovered that apt-get
> hardcodes several functions for this, covering 176 lines, in
> apt-get.cc <http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/apt/apt.git/tree/cmdline/apt-get.cc?id=d01fa806061db7f5d227a0784405987c78998c84#n1409>,
> rather than having library functionality for this. Nasty!

aptitude was the first to have 'changelog', so if you want to assign
blame, I would give aptitude a higher score for not contributing it
back in the first place…

I am not too much into assigning blame through. Implementing it for
'yourself' is just simpler and quicker as you don't have to invent a
(forever stable) API for it. Silly nasty humans, they are so lazy…
(yes, even those mighty deity@'s are humans – and they are the worst!)

Anyway, the bugreport for this is #739854, which just recently had its
first birthday and is tagged 'newcomer'… Someone who is interested in
working on this is highly encouraged to contact us!

Best regards

David Kalnischkies
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