[Aptitude-devel] Bug#815551: aptitude: safe-upgrade removes manually installed package if dependency is on hold

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 13:55:43 GMT 2016

2016-02-23 23:52 To Sven Joachim:
>2016-02-23 17:20 Sven Joachim:
>>On 2016-02-22 23:27 +0000, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
>>>Have you used 0.7.5 until now and this only happens after upgrading
>>>aptitude to .6?
>>>Did something else happen since the last time that you
>>>ran safe-upgrade, e.g. upgrade of apt?
>>No, the last upgrade of the apt packages was on 2016-02-10, twelve days
>>before the aptitude upgrade.
>>>Also, if you hold and then unhold wine and iceweasel-l10n-de, it keeps
>>>trying to remove them as unused, or did it only happen the first time
>>>(before marking them as hold)?
>>It keeps trying to remove them.
>I tried to reproduce it with my versions installed (44) and no luck.
>A shot in the dark, did you or do you have any of the rev-deps
>	iceweasel-l10n-all, parl-desktop-eu, education-desktop-other,
>	task-german-desktop
>Strange question, but I was wondering if it's a bug coming from the
>other way around, a rev-dep of those considering it automatically
>installed when they aren't.

BTW, do you have many packages set on hold, or only these ones or very

Asking because if you have many on hold, it might be a special case that
only happens to these packages and not others; but you only have these
on hold and the problem is already occuring, then maybe it's a much
wider issue.

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

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