[Aptitude-devel] Bug#785641: aptitude: reinstall --schedule-only is a no-op

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Mon May 18 17:12:39 UTC 2015

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

This bug report is possibly related to #266255 (forgets about
to-be-reinstalled packages on installation error) and #255587 (switching
to root does not preserve the reinstall flag), but surely only applies
to aptitude, not to apt.

The following command does not store the request to reinstall a package:

# aptitude --schedule-only reinstall somepackage

If I open the aptitude TUI afterwards or run "aptitude install" to
execute all scheduled actions, the requested reinstallation does not

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (600, 'testing'), (500, 'buildd-unstable'), (400, 'stable'), (110, 'experimental'), (1, 'buildd-experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.19.0-trunk-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: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

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                     2.19-18
ii  libcwidget3               0.5.17-2
ii  libgcc1                   1:5.1.1-5
ii  libncursesw5              5.9+20140913-1+b1
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a        2.4.1-1
ii  libsqlite3-0    
ii  libstdc++6                5.1.1-5
ii  libtinfo5                 5.9+20140913-1+b1
ii  libxapian22               1.2.19-1

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
ii  aptitude-doc-cs [aptitude-doc]  0.6.11-1
ii  aptitude-doc-en [aptitude-doc]  0.6.11-1
ii  aptitude-doc-es [aptitude-doc]  0.6.11-1
ii  aptitude-doc-fi [aptitude-doc]  0.6.11-1
ii  aptitude-doc-fr [aptitude-doc]  0.6.11-1
ii  aptitude-doc-it [aptitude-doc]  0.6.11-1
ii  aptitude-doc-ja [aptitude-doc]  0.6.11-1
ii  aptitude-doc-ru [aptitude-doc]  0.6.11-1
ii  libparse-debianchangelog-perl   1.2.0-1.1
ii  sensible-utils                  0.0.9

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  apt-xapian-index  <none>
pn  debtags           <none>
ii  tasksel           3.32

-- no debconf information

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