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

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Thu Oct 20 00:34:38 UTC 2016

Am 20.10.2016 um 02:21 schrieb Axel Beckert:
> According to your description, I'd expect tons of differences.
>> The first time /var/lib/aptitude/pkgstates is created, it inherits the
>> autobit state from the apt db, but after that, any changes apt makes are
>> no longer applied to aptitude.
>> Is this not happening for you?
> Seems not, no. But then again, I'm using aptitude most of the time and
> apt only in a few percent of all cases.

It's safe to assume that you have a /var/lib/aptitude/pkgstates.
Can you try install a package via apt which you don't have installed yet
and pulls in other dependencies. Say libclang-4.0-dev (which pulls in

$ apt install libclang-4.0-dev
$ apt-mark showauto | grep libclang-common-4.0-dev
$ aptitude show libclang-common-4.0-dev | grep Auto
Automatically installed: no

I'd be surprised if you get a different result.

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

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