Weird aptitude behavior
aptitude seemed to expand its list of alternate dependency resolutions
indefinitely today, during an upgrade in testing that involved lots of
I got an error about dependency problems, with 1 (1) showing at the
bottom. When I went to examine the proposed solution, I hit next and
got 2 (2), then 3(3), etc. I stopped around 87.
I thought the display was n (m) where m was the constant number of
alternatives, and n was the particular alternative. Am I not
understanding something about how this is supposed to work?
The other odd thing was that I accepted the recommended deletions of
some packages, but they did not show of as deleted when I hit g to get
the screen immediately preceding the g for "do the install." However,
when I did the install, the packages were deleted.
aptitude 0.4.1-1, not affected the upgrade.
apt was 0.6.43.3, upgraded to 0.6.44.1 by the install.
By the way, the problems centered around my use of nvidia-glx.