Re: aptitude deleted most of packages!!
On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 08:02:45PM -0800, Ken Irving <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 08:43:27PM -0700, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 03:09:21AM -0400, Ninenineone Efx <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> > > I think I made a big mistake.
> > >
> > > I executed the following command to install a font package.
> > >
> > > aptitude install ttf-unfonts
> > >
> > > After it installed the font package, it began to remove packages.
> > > I did not expect it delete most of package files so fast.
> > > :-(
> > Is this the first time you've used aptitude? I wonder if you could
> > have hit bug #411123.
> Interesting; I thought this behavior was a feature, not a bug... ;-) The
> bug report seems to imply it's been fixed.
The bug is that aptitude thinks your whole system (more or less) is
auto-installed if very specific circumstances are met. This is not
It looks like the fix made it into etch, though -- I thought it
wouldn't due to the freeze. So I guess I wasted everyone's time.