[Aptitude-devel] Bug#814038: aptitude: Provide a way to reverse order with any of the available sorting criterias

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sun Feb 7 19:13:49 UTC 2016

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.7.5-3
Severity: wishlist

Currently [S], Aptitude::UI::Default-Sorting and --sort allow a bunch of
sorting criterias, e.g. "installsize". "installsize" sorts the smallest
packages first. Nevertheless there currently
seems no way to sort packages so that the biggest packages come first.

While e.g. "aptitude search --sort installsize '~i' | tac" is a
workaround on the commandline, there's no similar workaround for
anything affecting the TUI interface.

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-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (980, 'unstable-debug'), (600, 'testing'), (111, 'buildd-unstable'), (111, 'buildd-experimental'), (110, 'experimental'), (105, 'experimental-debug')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.4.0-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  aptitude-common            0.7.5-3
ii  libapt-pkg5.0              1.2.2
ii  libboost-filesystem1.58.0  1.58.0+dfsg-4.1+b1
ii  libboost-iostreams1.58.0   1.58.0+dfsg-4.1+b1
ii  libboost-system1.58.0      1.58.0+dfsg-4.1+b1
ii  libc6                      2.21-7
ii  libcwidget3v5              0.5.17-4+b1
ii  libgcc1                    1:5.3.1-8
ii  libncursesw5               6.0+20151024-2
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0v5          2.6.2-1
ii  libsqlite3-0               3.10.2-1
ii  libstdc++6                 5.3.1-8
ii  libtinfo5                  6.0+20151024-2
ii  libxapian22v5              1.2.22-1

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
ii  aptitude-doc-en [aptitude-doc]  0.7.5-3
ii  libparse-debianchangelog-perl   1.2.0-8
ii  sensible-utils                  0.0.9

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
ii  apt-xapian-index  0.47+nmu2
ii  debtags           2.0.2
ii  tasksel           3.34

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