[Aptitude-devel] Bug#403631: Expansion of aptitude match rule (regex)

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Sun Jul 31 08:25:44 UTC 2016


Thanks for closing this very old report of mine from 2006.

On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 10:25:33PM +0100, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
> Control: tags -1 + pending
> > * Match <string> to the src_package names. (~z<string>)
> I already implemented ~e recently.


> > Then we can do equivalent of "apt-get build-dep ..." with regex and
> > install command.
> showsrc and source are about to be implemented, and "aptitude build-dep"
> (the main goal here) exists for many years anyway.

showsrc is great.

Yah, "aptitude build-dep" has been around from 2008.

I think we have a good set of filter tools to navigate the package list
interactively and via commandline, now.



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