[Aptitude-devel] Bug#979186: Bug#979186: aptitude: in the TUI, "+" changes the version of some packages in an inconsistent way

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Mon Jan 4 10:03:45 GMT 2021

On 2021-01-04 08:42:53 +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Can you do an aptitude-create-state-bundle either before (preferred)
> or after that situation and upload it somewhere?

It's available here for a short period:


(I created it at about the same time as my bug report; the bug is
also reproducible when running aptitude as a normal user, so that
I could test in a non-destructive way).

> Oh, and what is your setting of aptitude::Auto-Install (aka
> "Automatically resolve dependencies of a package when it is selected")
> and maybe other settings which might play a role here?

My only settings concerning aptitude:

Aptitude::UI::Package-Display-Format "%c%a%M %p %Z %24v %24V";

Aptitude::UI::Styles {
  // Add bold to avoid a readability issue.
  SolutionActionApproved { fg white; bg green; set bold; };

Aptitude::ProblemResolver::SolutionCost "safety, removals";

> Do you have any special /etc/apt/preferences* settings which might
> play a role here, too?


Explanation: For security, make sure that the Flash plugin is never installed.
Package: flashplugin-nonfree:any
Pin: version *
Pin-Priority: -1

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