[Aptitude-devel] Bug#816781: Bug#816781: aptitude: Can not cancel pending upgrade actions

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Mon May 29 10:31:16 BST 2017


Cesare Leonardi wrote:
> Steps to reproduce (always reproducible for me):
> - Open the TUI;
> - Press [u] to search for updates;
> - Review the upgradable package list and press [U] to mark them as
>   upgradable;
> - Decide to postpone the real upgrade and exit from aptitude;

This is relevant here.

> - Re-enter the TUI but for some reason you want aptitude forget all
>   pending actions by pressing the corresponding menu entry;
> - Observe that aptitude make some work but doesn't actually forget
>   nothing.

That's expected.

> Note that the same command works as expected if it's given during the
> same session, without exit.


Before you press the corresponding menu entry, but after already
having selected it, aptitude will show the following long description
in the status line:

  Cancel all pending actions from this session

So this menu entry only cancels actions which weren't scheduled in
previous sessions on purpose.

So maybe we should be a little bit more verbose with the short
description in the menu or maybe even split "Cancel pending actions"
into two separate menu entries:

* Cancel pending actions of this session
* Cancel all pending actions

or similar.

For now, what should do what you want is calling "aptitude keep-all"
on the commandline.

		Regards, Axel
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