[Aptitude-devel] Bug#320089: %r: count reverse virtual dependencies

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 14:29:29 GMT 2016

Control: tags -1 + pending


2005-07-26 23:23 Brian Kimball:
>Package: aptitude
>Severity: minor
>Hi, currently %r fails to count reverse dependencies via virtual
>packages.  For example, mawk's rdepends count is 0, but in actuality
>base-files depends on it through the "awk" virtual package.
>The consequence of this is that occasionally I go to delete a package
>that I don't think I need (because %r shows 0 and I don't personally
>want the package) and then all of a sudden I've got broken packages that
>I have to investigate.

This was, ironically, caused by your patch to address #270057.

PkgIterator::ProvidesList() doesn't include virtual packages provided by
the visible version (should use VerIterator::ProvidesList()).

Fixed now, marking as +pending.

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

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