[Aptitude-devel] Bug#820493: aptitude: does not install package from Build-Depends

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at debian.org
Sat Apr 9 09:47:30 UTC 2016

On Saturday, 9 April 2016 10:23:39 AM AEST Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo 
> >I'm pretty sure problem was introduced in 0.7.6-1 or later as everything
> >were working fine in January 2016.
> With thousands of people using pbuilder in unstable continously (I among
> them), if this was a _general_ problem created with 0.7.6-1 (uploaded
> almost 1.5+ months ago) I'm quite sure that we would have more reports
> by now.

Quite likely. :)
However I was sitting on the problem for at least 4...5 weeks (only able to 
report now) and I may not be the only one. Though I know precisely one 
package exhibiting this problem.

> Since /usr/lib/pbuilder/pbuilder-satisfydepends (pointing to
> pbuilder-satisfydepends-aptitude by default) uses things like:
>   -y \
>   --without-recommends -o APT::Install-Recommends=false \
> it's more likely that the build-dep installation was suppresed after
> resolving conflicts due to the transition and the implicit "-y", or
> something similar to that effect.

Interesting, thanks. I wonder how can we identify what relationships are 
responsible if that's the case...

All the best,
 Dmitry Smirnov.


"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and
        -- H. L. Mencken
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