[Aptitude-devel] Bug#985076: aptitude fails to resolve build dependencies for node-mermaid buster-backports build but aspcud resolved it correctly

Julian Andres Klode jak at debian.org
Fri Mar 12 16:34:44 GMT 2021

On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 09:55:32PM +0530, Pirate Praveen wrote:
> and keep printing "Resolving dependencies..." without actually able to
> resolve.
> With the following command, using aspcud instead of aptitude, it works
> sbuild -A -s --force-orig-source -c buster-amd64-sbuild
> --extra-repository='deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main'
> --extra-repository='deb http://incoming.debian.org/debian-buildd
> buildd-buster-backports main' --build-dep-resolver=aspcud --no-run-lintian

Without looking into this, I want to point out that's it is perfectly
normal that a state of the art solver like aspcud is able to solve
problems that a bad solver like aptitude can't.

I can't speak for them, but I'm not sure the aptitude team has the
knowledge or capacity to work on their solver, it's a beast, and like
with apt's solver it's hard to make changes confidently without having a
huge test corpus to see what it regresses.
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