[Aptitude-devel] Bug#833310: option to make "forget new" non-interactive as before

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 21:56:36 UTC 2016

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2016-08-02 19:51 Harald Dunkel:
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>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.8.2-1
>Severity: wishlist
>Since "forget new" became interactive the new aptitude behaves
>differently than aptitude in older versions. This makes managing
>a set of hosts in parallel via tools like "cssh" pretty painful.
>Some host require an additional confirmation step (for a trivial

You'll have to be more precise... is this the command line?  What does
it mean to become interactive?  Which command exactly, and what happens?

>Would it be possible to switch this feature off by default, to
>make aptitude work as for previous Debian releases?

If it's the command line there's an option to turn interactivity off or
confirming by default if it bothers you.  Perhaps you can use it in this

If it's the curses interface, instead of 'f' you just have to press
(inject?) 'f+Enter', so for me it's quite trivial and I don't think that
you mean this case.

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

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