[Aptitude-devel] Bug#836265: aptitude: keeps reselecting sysvinit
svenjoac at gmx.de
Thu Sep 1 10:24:59 UTC 2016
On 2016-09-01 11:58 +0200, ydirson at free.fr wrote:
> ----- Mail original -----
>> I don't see sysvinit being Essential anymore in unstable:
>> → 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?
> Yes: wheezy, jessie, testing, unstable, experimental.
Actually only the wheezy version of sysvinit is essential, and you might
want to remove that suite from your sources.list (mixing oldstable and
unstable is not supported).
>> If so, the bug might be that aptitude considers any version essential
>> even if only a non-candidate version is marked as essential.
Note that apt behaves the same way, see #216768. See also the changelog
entry for 0.8.1-1:
| aptitude (0.8.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
| - Bug fixes:
| * Install new Essential or Required packages with the commands
| "full-upgrade" (command line) and MarkUpgradable ('U' in the curses
| interface) (Closes: #555896, #757028)
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