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

[Frans Pop]
> Not really as these issues generally only occur when packages are
> being *upgraded* using 'aptitude install <package>', not when they
> are being newly installed.

Sure, they might not happen a lot, but they also happen from within
debian-installer.  With Debian Edu/Squeeze, I recently noticed one
example, where jackd fail to install using aptitude, but install just
fine with apt-get, because the latter seem to do a better job at
finding a installable set based on the packages tasksel want to
install. :)

> For tasksel that would destroy the option to review which packages
> get installed, which is an important option when tasksel is invoked
> manually (I've used it for example to determine task sizes for the
> Installation Guide).

How come?  I would expect the method described in
<URL: http://people.skolelinux.org/pere/blog/Calling_tasksel_like_the_installer__while_still_getting_useful_output.html >
would work with both apt-get and aptitude.

> I suspect you are wrong. apt-install does not use aptitude, but
> pkgsel does.

OK.  I trust you to know this better than me, but it is a bit besides
my point, which is that it is fairly small change to replace aptitude
with apt-get in d-i.  I would believe it would be better for d-i to
use the same tool in the installer, for predictability and
consistency, as well as to keep the dependencies down.

Sure, it will give change the behaviour of d-i, but that is also the
point, if the aptitude behaviour is worse than that of apt-get. :)

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen
Pretending d-i developer

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