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Re: APT 0.7 for sid

"Michael Vogt" <mvo@debian.org> wrote in message [🔎] 20070606225938.GD22773@top.ping.de">news:[🔎] 20070606225938.GD22773@top.ping.de...
Dear Friends,

I plan to do an apt 0.7.2 upload for sid this weekend. It's a big merge
of the version in debian/experimental and the version in Ubuntu.

It will break the ABI, so all packages that depend on libapt will need
a rebuild against this version (so expect a bit of a transition until
everything is rebuild). It should be straightfoward, I will do uploads
for synaptic and python-apt, I hope that the other depends follow
quickly (I will be happy to do NMUs if someone asks me about it).

The big new stuff is:

- automatic removal of unused dependencies moved into libapt so that
 applications like synaptic, python-apt, update-manger etc directly
 benefit from it. A HUGE thanks to Daniel Burrows (one of my personal
 heros) for his work on this feature.

Quick question: this feature is basically the moving of the dependency tracking of aptitude to libapt? If so, and if the noting of dependencies is enabled by default, then this is wonderful news. The bigest problem with this feature in apritude is that other apt-frontends do not mark the packages installed automatically. Even if those other frontends did not reomve the packages automatically, it is still a huge gain if they mark them.

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