[Aptitude-devel] Bug#638841: aptitude should mention exactly what it is forbidding

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 22:07:56 UTC 2015

Control: tags -1 + pending


2011-08-22 13:16 jidanni at jidanni.org:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.6.4-1
>Severity: wishlist
>You know it would be nice if aptitude mentioned exactly what it is forbidding.
>It does about what it installs and removes. Why not also forbidding?
># aptitude forbid-version ~i~nemacs-snapshot
>No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
>0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
>Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.
>Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]
>Yes I could do a
># aptitude search ~i~nemacs-snapshot
>to see what matches, but you don't force us to do that first when
>installing or removing just to get a look at what we're about to do.
>Indeed maybe aptitude is forbidding nothing. You won't even tell us
>that. One cannot tell.

Applied a change to do this with '-v', marking as +pending.

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

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