[Bug 441059] Re: incorrect problem resolution

Launchpad Bug Tracker 441059 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Sep 27 04:17:23 UTC 2012

[Expired for aptitude (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60

** Changed in: aptitude (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Expired

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  incorrect problem resolution

Status in “aptitude” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: aptitude

  Aptitude will incorrectly handle the following situation.  Let's say I
  have package A and package A-extensions installed.  Package A
  recommends package A-extensions.  Package A-extensions always depends
  on the same version of A as itself.  Currently, both A and
  A-extensions are at version 1.1.  The upstream repo has 1.2 of A, but
  is still at 1.1 of A-extensions.

  If there are other packages to be updated, aptitude will (correctly
  IMHO) suggest to hold both A and A-extensions at 1.1.  That is fine.
  If there are no other packages to be updated (after all other packages
  have been updated), aptitude's only automatic solution is to remove
  A-extensions.  That is definitely wrong, since keeping both packages
  at the installed version resolves the problem just fine.  IMHO, this
  is also preferred over needlessly removing a package.

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