[Aptitude-devel] Bug#800570: Bug#799934: aptitude: Package metadata disappears for upgradable installed packages

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Thu Oct 1 11:55:30 UTC 2015


Guillem Jover wrote:
> Package: aptitude
> Version: 0.7.2-1
> I'm not sure since when, probably since last aptitude update, but I'm
> seeing that some of the metadata disappears in the TUI whenever there
> is an upgrade for a package on the *first* aptitude TUI invocation just
> after an «apt update».
> Notice at least the missing Homepage field, the empty Maintainer field,
> and the wrong Source Package field. After exiting from aptitude, and
> entering again, the metadata is there again. I've not noticed this
> on the command-line with «aptitude show libatk1.0-dev=2.18.0-1», but
> perhaps that's because it only happens on first usage.

As mentioned on IRC this sounds very similar (despite not identical)
to the wrong (or none) descriptions, maintainer or homepage field
being displayed for "Obsolete and Locally Created Packages" I ran into
as reported in https://bugs.debian.org/800570.

> I cannot reproduce with somply removing the /var/lib/apt/lists/ files,
> and redoing a «apt update». It seems it requires actual new metadata
> from the repository.

Yeah, but at least I can't reproduce it here with the difference
between today's morning and noon mirror push. I'll keep an eye on that
for the next few mirror pushes at least.

		Regards, Axel
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