Re: Aptitude oddity
On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 05:21:32PM +0200, Sven Joachim <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> It's a bug. If "aptitude safe-upgrade" can't find any packages that are
> _not_ on hold (or forbidden), it will try to upgrade packages that you
> don't want to. See http://bugs.debian.org/466228.
That shouldn't happen now: the dependency resolver should refuse to
break holds unless you set Aptitude::ProblemResolver::Allow-Break-Holds
to true (it defaults to false). There's one exception I know of, which
is that the greedy apt resolver will happily break holds (see #470035),
but that doesn't even apply in the case of safe-upgrade. I would be
interested in adding "-o Aptitude::CmdLine::Resolver-Debug=true" to the
command line and seeing what you get.