[Aptitude-devel] Bug#841347: packages are not marked as auto "i A" in aptitude

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Oct 19 21:48:33 UTC 2016

Am 19.10.2016 um 23:35 schrieb Michael Biebl:
> apt-mark showauto correctly lists the installed dependencies.
> When running aptitude interactively, it shows the installed dependencies
> as "i" and not "i A" though, which means installed manually and not
> automatically.
> So if I install via apt, the auto state is not properly set for
> aptitude. I have no idea how apt and aptitude interact and if the
> autobit is something which is supposed to be shared between both?
> Do they access the same database or is aptitude tracking this
> information on its own?

As an example, after installing the example deb I attached earlier, it
pulls in dependencies like gobject-introspection.

$ apt-mark showauto  | grep gobject-introspection

$ aptitude show gobject-introspection  | grep Automatically
Automatically installed: no

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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