[Aptitude-devel] Bug#836265: aptitude: keeps reselecting sysvinit
ydirson at free.fr
ydirson at free.fr
Thu Sep 1 12:10:14 UTC 2016
----- Mail original -----
> De: "Sven Joachim" <svenjoac at gmx.de>
> À: ydirson at free.fr
> Cc: "Axel Beckert" <abe at debian.org>, 836265 at bugs.debian.org
> Envoyé: Jeudi 1 Septembre 2016 12:24:59
> Objet: Re: Bug#836265: aptitude: keeps reselecting sysvinit
> 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
> want to remove that suite from your sources.list (mixing oldstable
> unstable is not supported).
I only have a couple of non-essential packages from wheezy for some
tests, I will end up removing them completely at some point. But
having the sources.list entry still allows for getting info really quickly
and I'll likely keep it around for some time.
> >> 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
> 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)
I see, but here it's not even the case of a new Essential package.
I agree that new aptitude does not have to support wheezy->jessie
upgrade, so it's not a very serious bug, just annoying :)
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