[Aptitude-devel] Bug#801310: aptitude: No letter in TUI for action "downgrade"

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Thu Oct 8 12:14:43 UTC 2015

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.7.2-1
Version: 0.7.3-1
Severity: minor

If I choose to downgrade a package and go into the preview tab with "g",
the packages have either "i A" or "i " in the first field while e.g. to
be upgraded packages have "iu " or "iuA" and to be purged have "ipA" or
"ip ". Shouldn't there be a letter for downgrading, too?

"d" is IIRC already in use for "delete/remove but not purge". So maybe
use "v" (to be interpreted as a downwards arrow) as Manuel suggested on
IRC. Then again, "v" is also used for "virtual" in a column nearby. So
maybe "w" as in "doWngrade" (and looking like two arrows down if you
have a lot of imagination ;-), as suggested by Manuel on IRC, too.

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (600, 'testing'), (500, 'buildd-unstable'), (400, 'stable'), (110, 'experimental'), (1, 'buildd-experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.2.0-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  aptitude-common           0.7.3-1
ii  libapt-pkg4.16  
ii  libboost-iostreams1.58.0  1.58.0+dfsg-3+b1
ii  libc6                     2.19-22
ii  libcwidget3v5             0.5.17-4
ii  libgcc1                   1:5.2.1-21
ii  libncursesw5              6.0+20150810-1
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0v5         2.6.1-1
ii  libsqlite3-0    
ii  libstdc++6                5.2.1-21
ii  libtinfo5                 6.0+20150810-1
ii  libxapian22v5             1.2.21-1.2

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
ii  aptitude-doc-cs [aptitude-doc]  0.7.3-1
ii  aptitude-doc-en [aptitude-doc]  0.7.3-1
ii  aptitude-doc-es [aptitude-doc]  0.7.3-1
ii  aptitude-doc-fi [aptitude-doc]  0.7.3-1
ii  aptitude-doc-fr [aptitude-doc]  0.7.3-1
ii  aptitude-doc-it [aptitude-doc]  0.7.3-1
ii  aptitude-doc-ja [aptitude-doc]  0.7.3-1
ii  aptitude-doc-ru [aptitude-doc]  0.7.3-1
ii  libparse-debianchangelog-perl   1.2.0-8
ii  sensible-utils                  0.0.9

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  apt-xapian-index  <none>
pn  debtags           <none>
ii  tasksel           3.33

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