Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 16:19 +1000, CaT wrote:
>> I believe that would be the point the original poster was getting at. If
>> aptitude is really doing that then it is in the wrong.
> I understood it, but given that this is how apt has always worked and is
> documented to work, why change it now?
Because it's error-prone. Because it's a poor-quality design.