[Aptitude-devel] Bug#822331: "E: Cannot remove aptitude within aptitude" on multi-arch

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 18:37:10 UTC 2016

Control: tags -1 - moreinfo + pending

2016-04-25 01:52 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo:
>Control: severity -1 minor
>Control: tags -1 + moreinfo
>2016-04-23 14:48 Christian Klein:
>>Package: aptitude
>>Version: 0.8-1
>>Severity: normal
>>>From time to time, I invoke a "purge" (_ key) on the "Not Installed Packages"
>>section in aptitude to remove any config data for packages that were removed
>>but not purged.
>>With aptitude in unstable, this gives an error "E: Cannot remove aptitude
>>within aptitude". With aptitude in testing (0.7.5-3), this is not the case.
>>I guess this is triggered by the fact that I have multi-arch configured to use
>>i386 and amd64 packages, and the "Not Installed Packages" section contains the
>>aptitude:i386 package (which, however, is obviously uninstalled, as I use the
>>aptitude:amd64 package).
>This was because some previous complaints saying that basically aptitude
>shouldn't allow to remove itself, and errors caused if doing so.  I
>think that it's a good idea to keep it.
>Perhaps the error can be avoided in your use-case if remove/purge (and
>thus, the error message) are only made effective in the case that the
>package is not already removed/purged.

Fixed in this way, so marking as +pending.

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

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