[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 22:55:51 UTC 2016

Am 20.10.2016 um 00:44 schrieb Michael Biebl:
> So, the complete steps to reproduce the issue:
> - create a fresh chroot via debootstrap
> - start aptitude in interactive mode, select a random, non-related
> package, say netbase, mark it as auto-installed via "M"

At this point, you should have /var/lib/aptitude/pkgstates

> - exit aptitude and install the example deb via apt install ./...
> - then check the auto state of gobject-introspection. It will now differ
> between aptitude and apt.
> The key here is, that you need to have a /var/lib/aptitude/pkgstates

Removing that file again:

$ aptitude show gobject-introspection | grep Auto
Automatically installed: yes

Once the pkgstates file exists, aptitude seems to no longer read the
autobit state from apt.

I hope with this information you are able to reproduce the issue now.


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