On Friday, October 05, 2018 07:25:29 AM Reco wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 05, 2018 at 07:03:13AM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Can someone describe (or point to) a description of how dist-upgrade
> > determines the more important app? (Oh, I'm guessing it has to do with
> > the whatever it is called label on each package, something like
> > required, recommended, ... (I may be using the wrong words). Supposed
> > dist-upgrade has to choose between two packages that have the same
> > label?
> I'm afraid I lost you here.
> Is 'more important' refers to dependency alternatives? Package
> priorities? Something else?
> By 'label' did you mean 'Tag' field or something else?
> Let's try to do it this way.
> Execute 'apt show bash', observe there result.
> Ask your question once more, but this time use 'apt show bash' as a
Thanks for your reply!
Ok, I ran
root@s31:~# apt show bash
Installed-Size: 5,130 kB
Maintainer: Matthias Klose <email@example.com>
Replaces: bash-completion (<< 20060301-0), bash-doc (<= 2.05-1)
Depends: base-files (>= 2.1.12), debianutils (>= 2.15)
Pre-Depends: dash (>= 0.5.5.1-2.2), libc6 (>= 2.15), libncurses5 (>=
Recommends: bash-completion (>= 20060301-0)
Conflicts: bash-completion (<< 20060301-0)
Tag: implemented-in::c, interface::shell, role::program, scope::utility,
Download-Size: 1,172 kB
APT-Sources: http://debian.cc.lehigh.edu/debian/ jessie/main amd64 Packages
Description: GNU Bourne Again SHell
Bash is an sh-compatible command language interpreter that executes
commands read from the standard input or from a file. Bash also
incorporates useful features from the Korn and C shells (ksh and csh).
Bash is ultimately intended to be a conformant implementation of the
IEEE POSIX Shell and Tools specification (IEEE Working Group 1003.2).
The Programmable Completion Code, by Ian Macdonald, is now found in
the bash-completion package.
I'm not sure I know enough to re-phrase the question. I'm also surprised / confused to see the two tags: "Essential: yes" and "Priority: required" -- I presume that is not redundant information, but at first glance it seems so.
Anyway, I am just "fishing" for information on how dist-upgrade decides which package is more important to install (when faced with such a decision).
I suppose I can live without knowing that ;-)