Re: Bug#470780: aptitude: -t option is useless for metapackages
On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 05:59:04PM +0100, Erik Hahn <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> When you use the -t option to choose a different archive when installing a metapackage, only the
> metapackage itself is installed from the selected archive. Its dependencies - the ones that matter in this case - are installed from the default
> archive, so the option is pretty useless here.
> Instead, aptitude should e.g. also install dependencies from the specified archive.
Am I right in guessing that you're installing from experimental?
deity@ readers: it looks like MarkInstall's dependency resolution won't
install from experimental even if Default-Release is set to experimental.
Does anyone know whether this is deliberate? It seems like a bug to me.