[Aptitude-devel] Bug#799987: Bug#799987: Bug#799987: Bug#799987: aptitude and dpkg disagree upon held packages

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sat Oct 17 13:22:48 UTC 2015

Hi Harald,

Harald Dunkel wrote:
> > -- so the problem of dpkg and apt and others not knowing about
> > aptitude's hold states of uninstalled packages will repeat, as with
> > the holds on installed packages until now.
> I disagree on putting dpkg and apt on the same level here. In my
> understanding apt-get and aptitude are.

In general that's the case. But that doesn't change the _fact_ that
apt is using dpkg's database for holds.

>From apt-mark's man page:


           hold is used to mark a package as held back, which will
	   prevent the package from being automatically installed,
	   upgraded or removed. The command is only a wrapper around
	   dpkg --set-selections and the state is therefore maintained
	   by dpkg(1) and not affected by the --file option.

		Regards, Axel
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