[Aptitude-devel] Bug#871948: aptitude search: please support build-depends et. al. as a depType for ~D, ~R, etc

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 23:19:12 UTC 2017


2017-08-12 23:19 Ximin Luo:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.8.8-1
>Severity: wishlist
>Dear Maintainer,
>It would be nice if I could do something like
>  $ aptitude search '~Rbuild-depends:sagemath'
>which could help with managing transitions and things like that.

It would certainly help these situations.

However, as a note for possible implementations or people looking into
this in the future, pkgCache::Dep::DepType from apt-pkg/pkgcache.h does
only have into account dependencies between binary packages, so it's not
very straightforward to achieve.

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

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