[Aptitude-devel] Bug#836265: Bug#836265: aptitude: keeps reselecting sysvinit
abe at debian.org
Thu Sep 1 08:08:18 UTC 2016
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ydirson at free.fr wrote:
> The only dependency on it comes from libguestfs0, which depends on
> "systemd | sysvinit", with systemd being already installed,
That is probably irrelevant in your case.
> so it looks like sysvinit has no valid reason to be pulled - except
> maybe that this transitional package is marked essential,
That's the reason. Essential packages (which have no conflicts, etc.)
are selected by default as apt does, too. IIRC there was a request
that aptitude should also do that like apt.
> which is probably a bug it itself, but can probably explain the
Probably. But then again, I don't see sysvinit being Essential anymore
→ apt-cache show sysvinit | fgrep -i Essential
This package depends on init, which is an essential package that
Any chance that you have stable/jessie in your sources.list, too?
If so, the bug might be that aptitude considers any version essential
even if only a non-candidate version is marked as essential.
Could you please check that?
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