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Bug#579522: tasksel - Removes packages without consent

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 02:14:10PM +0100, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 12:52:22PM +0100, Serafeim Zanikolas wrote:
> > With Aptitude::ProblemResolver::Remove-Level=maximum, the picture is very
> > different:
> >     0 packages upgraded, 375 newly installed, 0 to remove and 21 not upgraded.
> > As I wrote already, I see this as defeating the point of tasksel, and would
> > suggest the first approach (run aptitude in simulation mode, and ask user
> > confirmation about pending pkgs removal).
> Did you check what the difference is? Does it just refuse to update
> several packages? Both are valid solutions for the problem.

Also you checked on a not up-to-date system, tasksel should never need
to upgrade things. Did you ask the aptitude people that the solution
will be stable over several invocations?


Phasers locked on target, Captain.

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