aptitude trap: 'hold' directives not honored.
It seems that Debian and the apt-get utilities have different places
where they keep such information -- I had the opposite case a few
weeks ago, where something I had put on hold in Deboian was not
honored by dselect. Could the authors get together and straighten
out the situation?
on Friday 05/21/2004 Karsten M. Self(email@example.com) wrote
> I just found my Galeon install inadvertantly updated (I can't say
> upgraded) from 1.2.x (9ish?) to 1.3.14a-1. This despite its being
> listed as "hold" in dpkg --get-selections:
> galeon hold
> I've got major reservations with where Galeon's gone in the 1.3 branch,
> most of which I feel is a major step backwards. Needless to say, I'm
> not particularly pleased. I don't believe I can force a revision to the
> prior version, though I'll look into that.
> This corresponds to my switching from doing 'apt-get -yu dist-upgrade'
> to 'aptitude -yu dist-upgrade'. I noted a lot of packages getting
> updated under aptitude that weren't being changed with apt-get. The
> galeon situation is one of the more annoying of these changes.
> This also calls for the possibility of Debian treating major revisions of
> packages as separate packages. This is already done with several
> development tools (gcc, perl, python, etc.). While desktop / end-user
> apps don't fall quite under the same category, being able to manage this
> change more precisely could be useful.
> Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
> What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
> Data corrupts. Absolute data corrupts absolutely.
> - Ed Self's corollary of Atkinson's Law.