[Aptitude-devel] Bug#939023: More details

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Sat Aug 31 12:41:37 BST 2019

On 2019-08-31 12:10 +0100, Nikolaus Rath wrote:

> Maybe it's related to the amount of packages scheduled for removal? Some more experiments:
> # aptitude purge --schedule-only '~i ~pextra'
> (works)
> # aptitude purge --schedule-only '~i ~poptional'
> [ ERR] Writing extended state information

I think it's because aptitude does not allow to remove itself.

| # aptitude purge --schedule-only '~i !~E !aptitude'
| # aptitude purge --schedule-only aptitude
| [ ERR] Writing extended state information

BTW, the exit code is 0 in all cases and the actions are scheduled
anyway, so this problem is mostly cosmetic.


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