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Re: aptitude has Priority: standard, why?

On 03/31/2015 at 11:29 AM, Andrew Shadura wrote:

> Hi,
> On 31 March 2015 at 17:00, Matt Zagrabelny <mzagrabe@d.umn.edu>
> wrote:
>> I've grepped debian-devel, but cannot find an email that was sent
>> to the list some months ago about tweaks to /etc/apt/apt.conf
>> (IIRC) to make aptitude behave more sanely.
>> Thus, I believe there are a couple of knobs to turn to make
>> aptitude behave more expectedly.
> Here is it:
> $ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00dontbeanidiot
> Aptitude::ProblemResolver {
>     SolutionCost "priority, removals, canceled-actions";
> }

I'm aware of that snippet, and I have it in place, as of that thread
(which I think was on debian-user, actually).

I've done only very limited testing with it, but what testing I've done
seems to indicate that the problem behavior is still present. I'm not
going to say that it has _no_ effect, but it doesn't seem to have been
sufficient to fix the problem.

Regardless, even if this _is_ fully effective, that is what I was
referring to with the snipped comment that if there is a way to
configure aptitude so it behaves sanely in this regard, then that
configuration should be the default.

The configuration from this snippet is not the default, and if there's
any reason for that, no one seems to have mentioned it that I know of.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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