[Aptitude-devel] Bug#766128: In search, a hold covers up the fact that a package also has a ForbidVer

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 17:43:45 UTC 2016

Control: tags -1 + wontfix
Control: close -1


2014-10-21 01:00 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.6.11-1
>Severity: wishlist
>No big deal, but in search, the hold covers up the fact that a package also has a ForbidVer.
>Maybe use big H in that case.

Since H is a strong form of "forbid-version" (Hold == Forbid all
versions), or "forbid-version" a weaker form of Hold (Forbid-version ==
Hold it while candidate version is 1.2.3-4), I think that it's perfectly
fine that H overrides F visually.  In the cases where H is the one
shown, it the behaviour overrides the one represented by the F.

I think that using 'h' or 'H' for distinguishing which cases have also a
Forbid all is unnecessary, since again, while H is present, F doesn't

>Or always clear the ForbidVer upon establishing holds.

That could be an idea, but not for the reasons of this bug report, and I
don't consider doing it at this point.

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

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