[Aptitude-devel] Bug#457794: aptitude should show which repository provides a package

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 15:46:39 UTC 2015

Control: tags -1 + pending


2007-12-25 20:40 xsdg:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.4.10-1+b1
>Severity: wishlist
>Currently, it seems that there is no way to determine which repository provides
>a certain package.  Thus, if I want to find out if a specific package comes
>from unstable or from experimental, I need to look at `apt-cache policy <pkg>`
>rather than being able to check via aptitude's UI.
>Additionally (though I haven't actually checked), it seems that if two
>repositories provide a certain package with identical version numbers, that it
>may not be possible to tell which package comes from which repository.  (An
>example where this might occur is that I currently have Corsac's personal XFCE
>repository in my sources.list.  He might tweak a package from there, and then
>upload to unstable without removing that package from his repository.  I would
>like to be able to install the version from unstable rather than the version
>from his repository.)

This is implemented now, will be released soon, so marking as +pending.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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