[Aptitude-devel] Bug#699191: Bug#699191: aptitude don't depend on apt, but don't work correctly without apt

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sat Nov 7 23:39:07 UTC 2015


Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
> >This has been discussed just recently on the Aptitude mailing list:
> >
> >http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/aptitude-devel/2012-December/003251.html
> >
> >It's currently not a real-life issue, because apt considers itself
> >Essential (even if it isn't) and hence both, apt-get and aptitude will
> >not remove apt unless they're convinced that you know what you're
> >doing.
> Should we perhaps add at the packaging level an extra depends on apt?
> Even if there could be other ways to address it, this looks to me the
> more straightforward one, and I don't imagine that having the extra
> depends will hurt, unless apt changes dramatically in the future.


> And very few people will want apt removed from the system even if
> aptitude would not require it.

Still, if someone's really picky, this could count as RC-level bug.

		Regards, Axel
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