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

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 22:02:27 UTC 2017

Control: tags -1 + pending


2016-10-20 02:51 Axel Beckert:
>Control: tag -1 + confirmed
>Hi Michael,
>Michael Biebl wrote:
>> >> 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
>> libclang-common-4.0-dev)
>Thanks for making up a nice example which is easier for me to test.


>> $ apt install libclang-4.0-dev
>> $ apt-mark showauto | grep libclang-common-4.0-dev
>> 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.

There was a missing check for this case, I think that I fixed it now.
Let's hope that I can get it into stable.

Thanks for the report and the clear test case!

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

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