[Aptitude-devel] Bug#841506: aptitude: cannot reinstall package available as update

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 21:33:18 UTC 2017

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Hi Jonas,

2016-10-21 11:22 Jonas Smedegaard:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.8.3-1+b1
>Severity: important
>Hash: SHA256
>Aptitude has thrown me into limbo (hence severity important):
>A kernel update failed (ran out of space in /boot, and/or bugs in kernel
>hooks for sicherboot), flagging it as needing a reinstall.
>Choosing "L" to reinstall and then "G", is refused with (in danish, on
>my system) a message saying that no packages will be installed, removed
>or upgraded, some packages could be upgraded, and I should press "U" to
>do that.
>Seems that check is missing the option of reinstall in its logic.

I think that the problem might be that it cannot use the same version of
the package to download, if it's not available in the list of packages,
so it cannot do nothing, other than suggesting to upgrade.

Do you remember if it allowed you to fix the system by using "+"
(install or upgrade) instead?

(Also, it would be helpful to include the exact message, and if possible
in english --LANG=C aptitude--, because it's sometimes difficult to
pinpoint the exact source of the code complaining)

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

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