[Aptitude-devel] Bug#966488: Bug#966488: aptitude corrupts package install selection after dpkg error

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Wed Jul 29 10:56:19 BST 2020

Control: severity -1 important

Dear Vincent,

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> Severity: grave
> Justification: causes non-serious data loss

while I agree that this is "data loss" and that it's anything but
"serious" (and serious is less than grave btw. ;-), I disagree that
this validates the "grave" severity. IMHO it's at most "minor
data-loss". Hence downgrading the severity to important. (My gut
feeling would even say this is "normal" at most.)

Besides that, aptitude for quite a long time, like decades, has the
issue that it saves not all details of actions, e.g. it does only save
that you want to upgrade, but not to which version. Not sure what
happens if that version has a lower preference, it might even ignore
it as it can't find a version to upgrade to with higher preference.

Also not sure if there's even a bug report for that.

		Regards, Axel
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