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Re: Problem installing packages with apt-get, aptitude and dselect

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 08:05:23PM -0500, José Alburquerque wrote:
> Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> >check out the package apt-listbugs. It puls down critical (and maybe
> >severe) bug reports and prompts you before installing packages. That's
> >how I saw the segfault bug in apt and held my apt and apt-utils at the
> >current version pending resolution. 
> >
> >A
> >  
> The funny thing is that I do have this package installed.  Don't know 
> why I didn't catch this bug.  When installation pauses because of a 
> pending bug, does that always mean that a package should not be installed?

well, you answered your own question, but here's what I do.

mostly I ignore anyhting marked as <done>. Anything marked as
<pending> (or other things, are there others?) I review carefully to
see if it applies on my system. Often, the bugs are for different
architectures or are things that aren't critical to me and I can
safely ignore them. In fact this apt bug is the first one (in about 6
months of using apt-listbugs) that gave me pause and caused me to hold
the package. 

so to answer your question again: no, just be cause a bug is listed
doesn't mean you shouldn't install it. youmust research it a bit.

I am curious what others do.


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