[Aptitude-devel] Bug#644544: aptitude does not fully update suggest/recommend dependency changes on conflict resolution

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 14:59:48 UTC 2016

Control: tags -1 - moreinfo
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2016-01-14 00:42 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo:
>Control: tags -1 + moreinfo unreproducible
>Hi Yann,
>2011-10-06 21:19 Yann Dirson:
>>Package: aptitude
>>Version: 0.6.4-1
>>Severity: normal
>>After pulseaudio migrated to testing with an upgrade from "suggests:
>>rtkit" to a "recommends", higging "U" selects rtkit for install, with
>>flag "auto-installed". So far, OK.
>>There are a couple of conflicts, and I select a resolution that
>>"keeps" pulseaudio - to the version that has the "suggests", that is.
>>But rtkit is kept, listed as "piA", but with the "reason" panel
>>listing no recommends or depends, but just the suggests.
>I think that the problem of the case above lies in ambiguity of
>interpreting what the user wants.
>In this situation, if you Undo (Control-U), it would Undo previous
>actions, including reverting the selection to install rtkit
>If you simply fiddle with packages back and forth, aptitude doesn't
>exactly know which ones you installed willingly and which you didn't.
>One interpretation is that maybe you liked the decision to install
>rtkit, and just decided to not install the dependency after all.  It
>might also happen that other packages that you had installed recommended
>rtkit, so once selected to install, it will not be removed
>It would be nice to know what happened if/when you pressed 'g' for the
>preview, I guess that it would have deselected rtkit.
>Trying to reproduce this with a random set of packages
>(lib4store0-dbgsym and lib4store0), if I press "+" on the former the
>latter gets "piA", same as in your case.  If then I press "-" on
>lib4store0-dbgsym to keep it uninstalled, lib4store0 gets immediately
>deselected (== kept uninstalled).
>So I think that this got somehow fixed in the interim.
>Can you still reproduce it?

So I am going to close this report now, please reopen if you experience
it again in the future.

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

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