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aptitude weirdness wrt upgrades and keeps

Hi everyone, esp aptitude masters,

how can I teach aptitude to not be sooo incredible stupid?
In the current transition to gnome3 (or it seems) I press
to update all packages, and then it suggests me to remove 30 or
so packages.

I know this game, normally I have to press "." a few times to come
to the solution that simply keeps some of the packages at the current

Well, normally it is a few times ".", no with gnome3, I stopped after
100 (hundred!) times pressing ".", and still aptitude does not suggest
the simple solution to keep all those gnome3 packages on their current
state. And every time I press "." it takes more and more time.

That cannot be the intended behaviour? Or is there any way to 
teach aptitude that aptitude orders the solutions depending on
the number of removals?

Is there such an option? And if not, can we please please have one?

Best wishes

Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
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