[Aptitude-devel] Bug#613276: aptitude didn't mark an automatically installed package as automatically installed

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 20:16:59 UTC 2017

Control: close -1

Hi Josh and Ian,

2011-02-13 21:44 Josh Triplett:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.6.3-3.2
>Severity: normal
>In doing an upgrade from lenny to squeeze, I noticed that diffutils and
>isc-dhcp-client got automatically installed due to dependencies from
>diff and dhcp3-client respectively, but neither package got marked as
>automatically installed.

2012-04-10 22:45 Ian Zimmerman:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.6.6-1
>Followup-For: Bug #613276
>The same happens for me during a routine weekly update of wheezy, with
>package libatk-wrapper-java-jni selected explicitly, and gconf-service +
>libgconf-2-4 selected for me by aptitude, but not marked as

Specially during 2015 and 2016 I was working on improving the handling
of automatic flags, which had been getting worse in the previous years,
due to slight misadjustments between [lib]apt and aptitude growing apart
over time.

In particular, I tested this upgrading from old iceweasel to the new
iceweasel which depends on firefox-esr, and it seems to work fine in all
cases when I upgrade (firefox-esr is always marked as automatically

So I think that this is fixed, closing now, but if you still detect such
problems please reopen or submit a new bug report.

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

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