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Re: How do I trace aptitude dependencies?

On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 09:40 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@web.de> writes:
> > I recommend to always do an upgrade before doing a dist-upgrade (or
> > install of something pulling in 200mb). The upgrade will never install
> > new or remove packages so it is save. It usualy reduces the number of
> > packages to something where the search algorithm doesn't go wrong.
> This is what I used to do as well, but it doesn't seem to be working that
> way any more.  upgrade (and safe-upgrade) was pulling in a bunch of new
> packages due to devscripts's Recommends.

That should gradually be improving, as the Recommends have been trimmed
for the majority of the recent uploads (including the as-yet-unuploaded
2.10.27). Some of them (e.g. citadel-*) are side-effects of issues with
other packages. :-/


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