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

Cesare Leonardi celeonar at gmail.com
Mon May 29 23:32:18 BST 2017

On 29/05/2017 11:31, Axel Beckert wrote:
> 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.

Thank you Axel for the detailed and clear explanation.
I admit i've never noted the string in the status bar...

> 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.

It will be wonderful to have two entries, because "Cancel all pending 
actions" is quite self explanatory, will match the previous behaviour 
and users should not be surprised upgrading from Debian 8 to 9.

But isn't it too late for Stretch?

Anyway, I think that making a note at least in NEWS.Debian could be helpful.


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