Re: testing SILENTLY removed mozilla-firefox
On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 09:39:52 +1000, Rob Weir <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 12:29:25PM -0400, Patrick Wiseman said
> > How annoying! The current versions of mozilla-diggler and
> > -tabextensions are apparently incompatible with the current version
> > (in testing, that is) of mozilla-firefox, so an aptitude update
> > removed firefox. I know it's 'testing' but that behavior seems really
> > bad.
> It didn't silently remove anything. When you hit "g" to tell aptitude
> to Go Do Stuff, it will print exactly what it's planning to do, and wait
> for you to hit "g" again to accept it's plan. Yes, it's annoying
> something was uninstalled, but aptitude did it's best to warn you.
The _first_ time that was so. It told me that mozilla-diggler and
-tabextensions were incompatible and so firefox would be removed. I
put them on hold so as to keep firefox. After a subsequent update, I
looked at the dependencies for diggler and tab extensions and neither
reported any incompatibility with firefox. I guess I must have missed
something - because you're absolutely right that aptitude usually
tells me exactly what to expect - but, on this occasion, there
appeared to be no problem. Nonetheless, firefox was removed. I'll
try to pay better attention next time!