[Aptitude-devel] Bug#831858: aptitude sets already auto-installed packages as manually installed

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 22:20:27 UTC 2017

Control: tags 831858 + pending


2016-07-20 11:27 Vincent Lefevre:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.8.1-1
>Severity: normal
>After installing packages (having dependencies) with "apt" and running
>aptitude, aptitude sometimes changes the auto-installed dependencies
>to manually installed in the /var/lib/apt/extended_states file.
>To reproduce, the problem, I did the following:

Thanks for the clear case.

>At this time, the "automatic" packages are marked as auto-installed
>in /var/lib/apt/extended_states, i.e. with "Auto-Installed: 1".
>But just after running aptitude as root with no arguments (just to
>get the UI), for the above "automatic" packages, the Auto-Installed
>field is changed to "Auto-Installed: 0".

2017-01-31 20:06 Piotr Jurkiewicz:
>I also encountered this bug on Stretch with aptitude 0.8.4-1.
>In my case it can be reproduced even simpler:


I think that this is the same problem as #841347, not merging just in
case, but I just commited a fix for this, so marking as pending.

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

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