[Aptitude-devel] Bug#814592: aptitude: "installed, none" should be "not installed" for dependencies

Michael Below mbelow at antithese.de
Sat Feb 13 09:13:49 UTC 2016

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.7.5-3
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

when installing a package that requires dependencies, aptitude lists the dependencies that will be installed automatically ("Packages being automatically installed..."). In the lower half of the terminal window it shows information which package required this dependency, and what version of that depending package was installed/is going to be installed. But the information on the versions is more mysterious than it has to be.

"installed, none" and its translations like "Installiert, nichts" require second thought -- at first sight, this seems to say something is installed, with an additional ", none" -- maybe a package without version information? Spoken language doesn't work in such a reverse notation way.

Please replace this with a simple "not installed" to improve usability.

Thanks for your work!

Michael Below

-- Package-specific info:
Terminal: xterm-256color
$DISPLAY is set.
which aptitude: /usr/bin/aptitude

aptitude version information:
aptitude 0.7.5
Compiler: g++ 5.3.1 20151207
Compiled against:
  apt version 5.0.0
  NCurses version 6.0
  libsigc++ version: 2.6.2
  Gtk+ support disabled.
  Qt support disabled.

Current library versions:
  NCurses version: ncurses 6.0.20151024
  cwidget version: 0.5.17
  Apt version: 5.0.0

aptitude linkage:
	linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffc425a9000)
	libapt-pkg.so.5.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.5.0 (0x00007f8967572000)
	libncursesw.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncursesw.so.5 (0x00007f8967342000)
	libtinfo.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5 (0x00007f8967117000)
	libsigc-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsigc-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f8966f11000)
	libcwidget.so.3 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcwidget.so.3 (0x00007f8966c14000)
	libsqlite3.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsqlite3.so.0 (0x00007f896693d000)
	libboost_iostreams.so.1.58.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_iostreams.so.1.58.0 (0x00007f8966723000)
	libboost_filesystem.so.1.58.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_filesystem.so.1.58.0 (0x00007f896650a000)
	libboost_system.so.1.58.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_system.so.1.58.0 (0x00007f8966305000)
	libxapian.so.22 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxapian.so.22 (0x00007f8965f01000)
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f8965ce4000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007f8965968000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007f8965663000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007f896544d000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007f89650a8000)
	libutil.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libutil.so.1 (0x00007f8964ea5000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f8964ca1000)
	libresolv.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libresolv.so.2 (0x00007f8964a89000)
	libz.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0x00007f896486e000)
	libbz2.so.1.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0 (0x00007f896465e000)
	liblzma.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liblzma.so.5 (0x00007f896443a000)
	liblz4.so.1 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liblz4.so.1 (0x00007f8964228000)
	librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007f896401f000)
	libuuid.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libuuid.so.1 (0x00007f8963e1a000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x0000563fae8a7000)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable'), (10, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  aptitude-common            0.7.5-3
ii  libapt-pkg5.0              1.2.3
ii  libboost-filesystem1.58.0  1.58.0+dfsg-4.1
ii  libboost-iostreams1.58.0   1.58.0+dfsg-4.1
ii  libboost-system1.58.0      1.58.0+dfsg-4.1
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

-- no debconf information

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