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Re: aptitude (priority important) depends on libboost-iostreams (priority optional)

[Steve Langasek]
> Not only is apt-get now strong enough to handle the cases for which we
> recommended aptitude in the sarge timeframe (with much better resolution of
> upgrades, installation of Recommends by default, and tracking of
> auto-installed packages), but aptitude has also had several deplorable
> regressions since etch.  I don't know which of these made it into the lenny
> release or which are still present in squeeze, but:
>   - When I type 'aptitude install foo', *removing* foo instead of upgrading
>     is not a valid solution and should never be offered.
>   - When I type 'aptitude install foo', installing 5 packages, removing 3
>     others, and upgrading 7 more *without installing foo* is not a valid
>     solution and should never be offered.

If these are present, they sound like good arguments for changing
tasksel to use apt-get instead of aptitude.

> I believe the correct recommendations would be:
>   - apt-get for all commandline operations, including package installation
>     and removal, and dist-upgrades

I assume you mean all over debian-installer too?  The apt-install
script would have to change, as well as tasksel.  I suspect those two
are the only ones using apt-get or aptitude directly in

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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