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

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Thu Feb 25 16:57:36 GMT 2016

On 2016-02-25 13:55 +0000, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:

> 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.

Maybe that's because those are the candidate versions, whereas mine are not?

>>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.

No, those packages are not installed.

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

Apart of the mentioned packages, only one.


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