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Re: Interactive package management via aptitude

On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 06:15:12PM +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On 2013-04-09 17:57, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> [...]
> >>> I'm not sure if it makes sense to recommend aptitude in its present state.

> >> I wouldn't recommend it when operating with multiarch enabled. Otherwise it's
> >> mostly fine.

> Looks like we should start doing some automated upgrade tests with
> aptitude ... jenkins.debian.net would be one solution, piuparts another
> (anybody who wants to write a patch?).

That sounds like a waste of time to me unless someone is first going to fix
aptitude's resolver to not propose solutions that *directly contradict what
the user requested on the commandline*.


Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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