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

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Oct 19 22:30:26 UTC 2016

Am 20.10.2016 um 00:23 schrieb Axel Beckert:
> Hi Michael,
> Michael Biebl wrote earlier:
>> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
>> Foreign Architectures: i386
> Michael Biebl wrote:
>> As an example, after installing the example deb I attached earlier, it
>> pulls in dependencies like gobject-introspection.
>> $ apt-mark showauto  | grep gobject-introspection
>> gobject-introspection
>> $ aptitude show gobject-introspection  | grep Automatically
>> Automatically installed: no
> Can you please send the full output of "aptitude show
> gobject-introspection" and "apt-cache policy gobject-introspection"?
> I have a slight suspicion that aptitude and apt might refer to
> different architectures of gobject-introspection in this case (in
> which both might be correct, just not displaying the expected or
> multiple packages).

$ apt-cache policy gobject-introspection
  Installed: 1.50.0-1
  Candidate: 1.50.0-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.50.0-1 500
        500 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

$ aptitude show gobject-introspection
Package: gobject-introspection           
Version: 1.50.0-1
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Priority: optional
Section: devel
Maintainer: Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Uncompressed Size: 1448 k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14), libffi6 (>= 3.0.4), libgirepository-1.0-1 (= 1.50.0-1), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.50.0),
         python3:any, build-essential, python3-mako
Conflicts: gobject-introspection:i386
Description: Generate interface introspection data for GObject libraries
 GObject Introspection is a project for providing machine readable introspection data of the API of C libraries.
 This introspection data can be used in several different use cases, for example automatic code generation for
 bindings, API verification and documentation generation. 
 GObject Introspection contains tools to generate and handle the introspection data. 
 This package contains tools for extracting introspection data from libraries and transforming it to different
Homepage: https://wiki.gnome.org/GObjectIntrospection

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