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

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 13:31:09 UTC 2016

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2016-02-13 09:13 Michael Below:
>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.

The message is not "installed, none"; it's "$planned_action,
$current_ver -> $planned_ver"; so it would be "installed, from none ->
1.2.3-5".  I did this to be more consistent with other actions
(upgrades, downgrades).

Admittedly it can be confusing, specially since it asserts "installed"
instead of "to be installed" -- I aimed for succintness, since the whole
lines are sometimes very long.  I will use "install", "remove",
"reinstall" etc. now.

I also made some changes to use e.g. "install, $planned_version" and
"remove, $current_version", so hopefully the end result will be more
clear now.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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

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