[Aptitude-devel] Bug#365129: aptitude: Provide method for displaying cause of broken packages

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 16:58:09 UTC 2015

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Hi Arias,

2006-07-22 22:08 Arias Hung:
>On Thu, 20 Jul 2006, Daniel Burrows delivered in simple text monotype:
>>On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 12:45:21AM -0700, Arias Hung <arias at m-a-g.net> was heard to say:
>> In what way is the information displayed in the lower pane of aptitude
>>not sufficient?  e.g.,
>I use aptitude strictly as a command line tool.  If there is a panel with info
>as to the cause of a listed broken package, would you consider making this info
>available through a command line argument?

I am not sure how it was the situation when you filed this request, but
nowadays aptitude command line has why and why-not, and if there are
conflicts, missing dependencies or other problems when installing.  In
particular, "aptitude install package" already lists such problems.

Can you please confirm if you are now satisfied with the behaviour, or
what is missing from your point of view, with a real example of a
package and the messages in apt and aptitude?

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

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