[Aptitude-devel] Bug#638049: aptitude forgets which packages were installed automatically

Harald Dunkel harald.dunkel at aixigo.de
Thu Feb 4 11:42:15 UTC 2016

I think I know how to reproduce:

- install minimal Debian unstable (a container or chroot should do)
- boot it or chroot to it
- configure networking
- enter aptitude and install a package with a huge list of
  dependencies (e.g. owncloud)
- leave aptitude
- enter aptitude
- mark "owncloud" to be removed (using "_")
- hit "g" once to get the list of packages to be removed
- mark "php5" to be kept (using "+")
- press q

Now the dependencies of php5 should have lost their "automatically
installed" flag.

Maybe you already knew, but I never saw it happening live before.


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