Re: keeping an obsolete package (libx264-78) removes its automatically installed status
On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 09:31:50 -0800
Daniel Burrows <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 08:59:28PM -0500, Celejar <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> > Hi,
> > The package 'libx264-78' is installed on my (Sid) system:
> > ~# aptitude why libx264-78
> > i gnome-mplayer Depends mplayer (>= 1.0~) | mplayer-nogui (>= 1.0~)
> > i A mplayer Depends libx264-78 (>= 1:0.svn20091101)
> > Aptitude shows it in the 'Obsolete and Locally Created Packages'
> > section. When I try to upgrade the system, aptitude (initially)
> > suggests that I keep this package, but whenever I accept the
> > suggestion, the package's status of 'automatically installed' goes
> > away, and it becomes marked as manually installed (which is certainly
> > not what I want, since I have no idea what the thing is - I just want
> > mplayer to be happy).
> Before you enter the resolver, is libx264-78 being removed as unused?
No, since it's needed by mplayer.
> After you accept its suggestion, is libx264-78 still required by the
> version of mplayer being installed?
> > This doesn't seem to happen to most packages -
> > does this have anything to do with the fact that it's 'obsolete' (i.e.,
> > currently not available in the archives)? Is this a bug?
> It sounds like a bug. The resolver shouldn't touch automatic flags
> except to set them to "true" (for new installs).
Hm, I thought I had already filed one, but it seems that I hadn't.
Well, now I have:
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