[Aptitude-devel] Bug#836567: Bug#836567: aptitude: [PATCH] aborts on encountering new DepCompareOp flags

Aaron M. Ucko amu at alum.mit.edu
Fri Feb 17 02:34:01 UTC 2017

"Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo" <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com> writes:

> In practice the %-operation would probably achieve the same, but I think
> that this way is easier to understand.

That's fair, and I agree that it should be equivalent in practice.
As a matter of style, though, I might declare comp_mask as

    static const int comp_mask;

> Patch attached.  I will try to get it into the next release.

Sounds good.

> Aaron, it would be great if you could test it and check that it fixes
> the problem.  I never stumbled upon this problem, even if I use
> multi-arch in most of my systems.

I'm not sure what specifically about my installation triggered this
behavior.  FWIW, when aptitude 0.8.5-1 hit testing three weeks ago, I
decided to try switching back to a stock build, and haven't seen any
trouble on this front since.  However, it's probably still best to
defend against the possibility, so please do proceed here.


Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org)
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