[Aptitude-devel] Bug#934367: group binary packages by source package

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Sun Aug 11 19:07:29 BST 2019

On 2019-08-10 14:37 +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:

> Sven Joachim wrote:
>> > Probably its difficult to implement, but what I am *really*
>> > missing in aptitude is a list of source packages. If I press
>> > '[' it should expand to list all its binary packages to
>> > chose from.
>> That is already there: Views → New Source Package View :-)
> Thanks! But it's admittedly rather well hidden. So hidden that even I
> forgot about that view. :-)
> If I recall correctly, the abandoned 0.6.9 branch had a feature where
> you can select the "Source Package" line in a binary package view and
> then press Enter on it ("[" would be another, probably more helpful
> option) and then you got a list of all binary packages from that
> source package.
> Maybe we can ressurrect that feature from the 0.6.9 branch — in case
> my recollection is correct.

Hmm, I don't see anything like that in the experimental-0.6.9 branch, at
least it is not mentioned in the commit messages.

To see all binary packages built from source "mypackage", press 'l'
("Limit Display"), then '~e^mypackage$'[1] in the dialog box.  That's quite
short, but also extremely well hidden - I have only discovered it now. ;-)


1. https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/aptitude/ch02s04s05.en.html#searchSourcePackage

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