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Re: Aptitude oddity

On 2008-08-09 17:11 +0200, Bob Cox wrote:

> I have some packages on hold for a while and they have remained on hold
> during several safe-upgrades.  Now, all of a sudden, aptitude wants to
> upgrade two of them.
> trantor:/home/bob# aptitude search ~ahold
> ih  iceweasel                - lightweight web browser based on Mozilla
> ih  iceweasel-l10n-en-gb     - English (Great Britain) language package for Iceweasel
> ihA linux-image-2.6-686      - Linux 2.6 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
> trantor:/home/bob# aptitude safe-upgrade
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Reading extended state information
> Initializing package states... Done
> Reading task descriptions... Done
> The following packages have been kept back:
>   cupsys-driver-gutenprint libneon25
> The following packages will be REMOVED:
>   libmyspell3c2{u}
> The following packages will be upgraded:
>   iceweasel iceweasel-l10n-en-gb
> 2 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/1268kB of archives. After unpacking 23.5MB will be freed.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]
> Does this look like a bug or am I missing something obvious?

It's a bug.  If "aptitude safe-upgrade" can't find any packages that are
_not_ on hold (or forbidden), it will try to upgrade packages that you
don't want to.  See http://bugs.debian.org/466228.


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