[Bug 441059] Re: incorrect problem resolution
mandyke at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 06:16:44 UTC 2012
Rolf, I think your report may have been the situation described here:
which applies to using full-upgrade when the only upgrades available
result in breakage.
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incorrect problem resolution
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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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