Debian Bug report logs - #432057
allow temporary install

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Package: aptitude; Maintainer for aptitude is Aptitude Development Team <aptitude-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for aptitude is src:aptitude.

Reported by: Luca Brivio <lucab83@infinito.it>

Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 05:00:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version aptitude/0.4.5.4-1

Fix blocked by 695436: aptitude: user extensions

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>:
Bug#432057; Package aptitude. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Luca Brivio <lucab83@infinito.it>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Luca Brivio <lucab83@infinito.it>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: allow temporary install
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 06:58:23 +0200
Package: aptitude
Version: 0.4.5.4-1
Severity: wishlist

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It is not unfrequent that people do install packages just in order to give 
them a try, even because in Debian installing packages is so easy, safe, and 
clean. In my experience, it's quite frequent to forget to either remove or 
further be trying them. Another rationale for wanting installed packages to 
be removed/purged (semi-)automatically is when they are needed only for a 
really short time.
In my weird opinion, it would be nice if one could "temp-install" packages so 
that when running after at least a specified (or defaulted) amount of time 
aptitude would warn her/him about their presence and make her/him choice 
among either:
1) just remove them (and their no more used dependencies), or
2) let them installed and pause warnings for a specified amount of time, or
3) let them installed and stop warnings forever, or
4) just ignore this for that time.
The above-mentioned quantity of time might be provided as a command-line 
parameter.

Of course, this would imply information about temporarily installed packages 
to be stored somewhere. I have no valuable knowledge about aptitude's 
internals.

--- System information. ---
Architecture: i386
Kernel:       Linux 2.6.21-2-686

Debian Release: lenny/sid
  500 unstable        www.debian-multimedia.org 
  500 unstable        mi.mirror.garr.it 
  500 testing         security.debian.org 
  500 testing         mi.mirror.garr.it 
    1 experimental    mi.mirror.garr.it 

--- Package information. ---
Depends                                (Version) | Installed
================================================-+-====================
libapt-pkg-libc6.5-6-4.4                         | 
libc6                                 (>= 2.5-5) | 2.5-11
libgcc1                      (>= 1:4.2-20070516) | 1:4.2-20070627-1
libncursesw5                          (>= 5.4-5) | 5.6-3
libsigc++-2.0-0c2a                    (>= 2.0.2) | 2.0.17-2
libstdc++6                     (>= 4.2-20070516) | 4.2-20070627-1




Message sent on to Luca Brivio <lucab83@infinito.it>:
Bug#432057. (Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:51:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #8 received at 432057-submitter@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Hartwig <mandyke@gmail.com>
To: 432057-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: aptitude: allow temporary install
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:47:56 +0800
Luca Brivio <lucab83@infinito.it> wrote:
> It is not unfrequent that people do install packages just in order to give
> them a try, even because in Debian installing packages is so easy, safe, and
> clean. In my experience, it's quite frequent to forget to either remove or
> further be trying them. Another rationale for wanting installed packages to
> be removed/purged (semi-)automatically is when they are needed only for a
> really short time.
>
> In my weird opinion, it would be nice if one could "temp-install" packages so
> that when running after at least a specified (or defaulted) amount of time
> aptitude would warn her/him about their presence and make her/him choice
> among either:
>
> 1) just remove them (and their no more used dependencies), or
> 2) let them installed and pause warnings for a specified amount of time, or
> 3) let them installed and stop warnings forever, or
> 4) just ignore this for that time.
> The above-mentioned quantity of time might be provided as a command-line
> parameter.
>
> Of course, this would imply information about temporarily installed packages
> to be stored somewhere. I have no valuable knowledge about aptitude's
> internals.


Hello

Long time no reply on this bug report :-)

What do you think about whether user-tags is enough to support this?

# aptitude install --add-user-tag temp package1 package2
# aptitude search '?user-tag(temp)'
# aptitude purge --remove-unused '?user-tag(temp)'

Of course, if you only want to purge some of the temp packages then
you need to forget that last one and remove them manually, which you
can do after search.


Regards




Added blocking bug(s) of 432057: 695436 Request was from Daniel Hartwig <mandyke@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 08 Dec 2012 06:00:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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