[Aptitude-devel] Bug#822528: Bug#822528: aptitude: package gcc-6 installed from experimental not visible in aptitude

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Mon Apr 25 21:59:37 UTC 2016


Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
> >After upgrading aptitude to 0.8.1 I could no longer find package gcc-6
> >in aptitude even though dpkg -l still found it as it was still installed
> >on this machine.

Where was it shown before? Under "Installed packages" or under
"Obsolete and locally installed packages"?

> >I had upgraded gcc-6 using aptitude 0.7.8, but even after downgrading
> >aptitude to 0.7.8 again a search in aptitude for package "gcc-6" failed.
> Does it appear:
> - with this in the command line: aptitude search '~n^gcc-6$'
> - in curses, with '/' plus '^gcc-6$' and "OK"
> - in curses, with 'l' plus '^gcc-6$' and "OK"
> If it doesn't, please see if "aptitude update" works and gets all files correctly.

Yeah, that could help. For me, gcc-6 appeared in buildd-unstable on
incoming.debian.org today, so maybe some cruft has been removed from
experimental before it actually hit unstable.

But that would imply that the package has been listed under "Installed
packages" before and _is_ now listed under "Obsolete and locally
installed packages", i.e. just changed the main branch under which it
showed up.

		Regards, Axel
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