[Aptitude-devel] Bug#916409: 'download' fails on '~' in version with 'Error: pattern not supported by this subcommand:'

Arnaud Fontaine arnau at debian.org
Fri Dec 14 01:14:08 GMT 2018

Source: aptitude
Severity: normal


# aptitude download dirmngr=2.1.18-8~deb9u3
Error: pattern not supported by this subcommand: 'dirmngr=2.1.18-8~deb9u3'

Although the command  actually called by 'aptitude  download' ('apt download')
handles it without problem:
  # apt download dirmngr=2.1.18-8~deb9u3
  Get:1 http://ftp.jp.debian.org/debian stable/main amd64 dirmngr amd64 2.1.18-8~deb9u3 [597 kB]
  Fetched 597 kB in 1s (857 kB/s)

Arnaud Fontaine

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

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