[Aptitude-devel] Bug#987230: Document that unhold wipes out forbid-version

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson jidanni at jidanni.org
Mon Apr 19 23:54:54 BST 2021

Package: aptitude-common
Version: 0.8.13-3
Severity: minor
File: /usr/share/man/man8/aptitude-curses.8.gz

I found that for a package marked as on hold,
doing forbid-version
then unhold
also wipes out forbid-version.

Sure, usually this is what one wants, but this side effect is not
mentioned on the man page, not under forbid-version, not under unhold.

I.e., if we want to change from hold, to just forbid-version, well,
there will have to be a moment when we completely unmark the package...

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