[Aptitude-devel] Bug#767393: aptitude: Does not show version for versioned Provides

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 18:59:03 UTC 2015

Control: reopen -1

>>On the command-line:
>># equivs-build virtual.control
>># dpkg -i test-provider_10_all.deb
>># aptitude show test-provider | grep Provides:
>>Provides: coreutils, dpkg, test-nonexistent
>I implemented this, now it shows:
> Provides: coreutils (1000), dpkg (1:0), test-nonexistent (1.0)
>(will omit parentheses and version if version empty)

>From David, APT's developer:

  Please show "coreutils (= 1000)" like it is in the control file rather
  than "coreutils (1000)".  Its unlikely that something else than "="
  will ever be supported, but just in case and to not confuse people
  reading aptitude output and expecting it to be valid syntax.

So reopening, to have this into account.

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

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