[Aptitude-devel] Bug#931718: new packages list forgets about old packages
Matus UHLAR - fantomas
uhlar at fantomas.sk
Tue Jul 9 16:00:56 BST 2019
I am trying to look which packages are new in buster that were not in
stretch. I am using aptitude since it't great tool for browsing packages.
until now it was easy:
do 'f'orget new packages in aptitude
change sources.list to point to new release
do 'u'pdate packages list
but now, when I do this, aptitude seems to forget all info about packages
This was not an issue in jessie (0.6.11-1+b1) and previous versions.
when I have tried to run "apt update" after changing sources.list, and run
aptitude, the expected (former) behaviour was encountered.
(even when I furtger 'u'pdated in aptitude).
the pkgstates contained differencies between releases:
# diff -u /tmp/pkgstates.old /tmp/pkgstates.apt-update
@@ -47,13 +40,6 @@
@@ -117,6 +103,13 @@
When I rolled back and did update inside of aptitude, all packages in
pkgstates were changed to:
--- /tmp/pkgstates.apt-update 2019-07-09 16:31:37.079852823 +0200
+++ /var/lib/aptitude/pkgstates 2019-07-09 16:37:57.671178453 +0200
@@ -1,104 +1,104 @@
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