[Aptitude-devel] Bug#642030: aptitude: cannot forbid more than 1 version of a package

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Thu Nov 12 13:53:07 UTC 2015

On 2015-11-12 14:37:40 +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Remember that users can track both testing and unstable, and aptitude
> does not always try to install the latest version. The problem I had
> is that when I did "F" on the unstable version, aptitude then wanted
> to upgrade to the testing version (i.e. en earlier version), which is
> wrong.

IMHO, it is sufficient that aptitude forbids the selected version
and all the *previous* versions. Said otherwise, aptitude should
do a > test on the versions, instead of a != test.

It is very unlikely that users want to forbid version X only and
still allow to upgrade or downgrade automatically to a *previous*

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