[Piuparts-devel] Bug#526045: RFH - Current Status, Troubleshooting, Test Case

Scott Schaefer saschaefer at neurodiverse.org
Wed May 25 23:09:32 UTC 2011

I have been looking into this; that is, I think I have gone down two 
blind alleys :-)

Unfortunately, given that the latest data on this is now over two years 
old, and the URLs are stale, I am nearly certain I cannot duplicate the 
exact problem.  So, I am left to find a current test case.  Looking at 
http://piuparts.debian.org/sid/, I am not certain where to start.  So, 
if anyone can provide input re:

1) How likely/possible is it that this was a bug in apt two years ago 
that has been subsequently fixed ?

I note that, in the example above, debconf is a virtual package.  
Current aptitude/apt-get appears to generate error (even with 
APT::Get::Assume-Yes), when a virtual package is selected for install.  
So, either:
a) the piuparts code to select the proper "specific package for virtual 
package depends" is broken, or
b) apt operated differently in the past; i.e. it would "auto-magically 
select", or
c) I am more confused than even I thought.

2) Is there a specfic package, or even a specific category on 
http://piuparts.debian.org/ that I can review to troubleshoot further ?

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