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Re: APT 0.7 for sid

On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 08:55:59AM +0200, Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> was heard to say:
> #include <hallo.h>
> * Russ Allbery [Wed, Jun 06 2007, 08:40:47PM]:
> > > Is this the same dependency resolver that tries to remove half your
> > > packages as a result of the most minor package removal?
> > 
> > No, that's not done by the dependency resolver.  That's done by the code
> > that removes packages that you never told it should be installed.
> > 
> > This problem goes away completely if you only use aptitude-aware tools to
> > install packages.  It's basically a transition issue.  (I do agree that
> > the transition could be improved.)
> <bitching>
> Why do you think that aptitude is perfect? I can remember a not so nice
> evening few months ago when aptitude (on Ubuntu) tried to remove half of
> the distro when installing simple packages. The reason was the forgotton
> source line for the previous release in sources.list - but still, it
> should cope with that and not wreak random havoc.
> </bitching>

  Why did it want to remove your packages?  I can't think of any reason
that missing the previous release should have caused problems -- unless
maybe there were broken dependencies that needed the previous release in
order to be resolved?


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