Re: APT 0.7 for sid
"Michael Vogt" <email@example.com> wrote in message
I plan to do an apt 0.7.2 upload for sid this weekend. It's a big merge
of the version in debian/experimental and the version in Ubuntu.
It will break the ABI, so all packages that depend on libapt will need
a rebuild against this version (so expect a bit of a transition until
everything is rebuild). It should be straightfoward, I will do uploads
for synaptic and python-apt, I hope that the other depends follow
quickly (I will be happy to do NMUs if someone asks me about it).
The big new stuff is:
- automatic removal of unused dependencies moved into libapt so that
applications like synaptic, python-apt, update-manger etc directly
benefit from it. A HUGE thanks to Daniel Burrows (one of my personal
heros) for his work on this feature.
Quick question: this feature is basically the moving of the dependency
tracking of aptitude to libapt?
If so, and if the noting of dependencies is enabled by default, then this is
The bigest problem with this feature in apritude is that other apt-frontends
do not mark the packages
installed automatically. Even if those other frontends did not reomve the
it is still a huge gain if they mark them.