[Aptitude-devel] Bug#931543: aptitude: sources.list configured for buster block update because stable changed

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Sun Jul 7 13:52:09 BST 2019

Am 07.07.2019 um 14:05 schrieb Michael Becker:

> Package: aptitude
> Version: 0.8.11-7
> Severity: normal
> After release of Debian 10 there were two problems with updates on my servers:
> sources.list configured for buster refused to update, because of suite change

This has been noted before, e.g. in bug #931536.  Note that the message
actually comes from libapt and is new in buster, i.e. stretch's apt
would not issue it.

> sources.list configured for stable performed update without a hint to the suite change
> for the first one I had to reconfigure to stable, run an update, reconfigure to buster and run the update again

You could also run "apt update", it interactively asks for confirmation.
Aptitude currently does not, probably because none of the apt developers
mentioned that this would now be necessary.

> the latter one is a misconfiguration of mine, but should result in a warning

If you were running "stable" until yesterday, you still had aptitude
and apt from stretch which do not show this warning.  But apt from
buster will refuse to update by default, just as in the first case you


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