[Aptitude-devel] Bug#214244: aptitude: add depends for auto-upgraded packages also

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 18:57:33 UTC 2015

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Hi Radim,

2003-10-05 17:17 Radim Kolar:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.2.13-2
>Severity: wishlist
>aptitude prints depend information with -D switch, this is a usefull
>feature, which is badly missing from apt.
>But depend information is printed only for:
>1) The following NEW packages will be automatically installed:
>2) The following packages will be automatically REMOVED:
>but this  depend information is not printed for auto-upgraded packages
>- The following packages will be upgraded:

That is because there is no distinction in the code between manually and
automatically upgraded (or downgraded).  This would probably be very
complex and it's not going to be looked at immediately.

It can be easily implemented for all upgraded or downgraded, but since
-D is supposedly only for automatically changed, I don't know if it
makes sense to do the change under these conditions.

  -D    Show the dependencies of automatically changed packages.

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

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