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Bug#410971: marked as done (interactive aptitude wants to remove hfsutils and sudo after etch installation)

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and subject line Bug#410971: interactive aptitude wants to remove hfsutils and sudo after etch installation
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Package: installation
Severity: important

After installation on a powerpc system (PowerMac Blue&White G3) when aptitude is run in interactive (curses) mode, told 
to do update and finish any pending operations ("g") command, it turns out that the "hfsutils" and "sudo" packages are 
marked for deletion.  If aptitude is told to go ahead (a second "g" command) it will delete them.  This has bad effects 
on the health of the system.

*) hfsutils is used by ybin to setup the boot partition on Macs.  Without it, I can't use ybin to change bootstrap 

*) sudo is needed if I choose "no root login" at installation time (which I usually do).  Without it I can't do system 
administration of just about any kind.

Interestingly,  non-interactive )commandline) aptitude does not seem to share this odd proclivity.  E.g. "aptitude 
install ntp" does not automatically delete hfsutils or sudo.

If it's important (this has been going on for a while, so it's not just a glitch in the current daily install CDs) this 
shows up when installing from [Debian GNU/Linux testing _Etch_ - Official Snapshot powerpc NETINST Binary-1 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-powerpc
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

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On Thursday 15 February 2007 06:42, Rick Thomas wrote:
> I then did "aptitude install rsnapshot enscript ntp lynx-cur
> openssh-server lpr gpm bzip2 fbset mouseemu" and let it run it's course.
> Then I did a bare "aptitude" and in the aptitude interactive mode I
> hit "u" and "g".  It told me it wanted to delete sudo and hfsutils.

OK. I can reproduce it with this info. It is clearly a bug in aptitude.
I have filed a new BR (#411123) against aptitude as the history in this 
one would probably only confuse the issue. If you want to follow progress 
on that, I suggest you subscribe to that bug report.

The workaround in the mean time is simple: start aptitude interactively at 
least once before using it from the command line.

Closing this report as IMO this is not an issue in the installer.

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