On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 08:49:27AM +0100, Lubos Vrbka wrote: > i use aptitude and listbugs in sid. during update/upgrade aptitude loads > the bug list and displays all of them. i have 2 questions regarding this: > > 1) it should be possible to view any of the bugs (to see whether they > are related to the version i want to upgrade to). help indicates, that > writing down the number of the bug should be enough: > > Are you sure you want to install/upgrade the above packages? [Y/n/?/...] ? > y - continue the apt installation. > n - stop the apt installation. > <num> - query the specified bug number (uses querybts). > r - redisplay bug lists. > p <pkg..> - make pkgs pinned: need to restart apt to enable. > p - make all the above pkgs pinned. need to restart. > i <num> - make bug_number <num> ignored. > ? - print this help. > w - display bug lists in html (uses sensible-browser). > > however writing down the bug number in any form doesn't display anything. At this prompt you should be able to type in the specific bug number and the bug should be displayed. Maybe you are putting a '#' in front of it? Like it says above this uses the querybts program. Does this program work on its own, so without starting aptitude? I chose a random bug number: $ querybts 313313 Retrieving report #313313 from Debian bug tracking system... and then follows the description of that bug. Press 'q' to exit and then follow the instructions on the screen for what to do next. > 2) is it possible to tell aptitude not to install only packages affected > by the bugs, but continue to install the other? if i do Y on the prompt, > it seems to install everything. if i do N, then the whole procedure stops... At the prompt above type 'p packagename'. This pins the package with 'packagename' which means it won't get upgraded. I'm not sure if you need to list all packages at that prompt or if you can first say 'p package1' and then 'p package2', but you can find that out yourself. After this apt will restart and those packages should now hold their current version. Do read the instructions carefully when you do this or you might get confused. -- Maurits van Rees | http://maurits.vanrees.org/ [Dutch/Nederlands] Public GnuPG key: http://maurits.vanrees.org/var/gpgkey.asc "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably in themselves will not be realized. Make big plans." ---Daniel Hudson Burnham.
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