Debian Bug report logs - #473829
aptitude: recommends packages not in main

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Package: aptitude; Maintainer for aptitude is Aptitude Development Team <>; Source for aptitude is src:aptitude.

Reported by: Amaya <>

Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 21:33:02 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: patch

Found in version aptitude/

Fixed in version aptitude/

Done: Daniel Burrows <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Amaya <>
Subject: aptitude: recommends packages not in main
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 23:32:49 +0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: aptitude
Severity: important
Usertags: goal-recommends
Tags: patch


I intend to *lovingly* NMU aptitude, as part of my effort to 
accomplish the following Release Goal for Lenny:

  # No unmet recommends relations inside main
  Advocate: Luk Claes
  Description: Packages in main should be able to satisfy all recommend
               relations in main.
  Bug-Tag: goal-recommends

aptitude recommends libcwidget1-dbg, but it should recommend libcwidget3-dbg
instead, as libcwidget1-dbg is no longer available in unstable.

Even though 0-day NMUs are allowed, I will wait for two weeks for your answer
to this, and then upload upload to DELAYED/7 in order to give you plenty of
time for reaction.

You will find that my changes are minimal and address only this issue, unless
other release goal can be dealt with in the same upload.

Attached is the diff for my aptitude NMU.

Thanks for your contribution to debian, and... Happy hacking!

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   `-        Proudly running (unstable) Debian GNU/Linux
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From: Amaya <>
To: Mark Brown <>
Subject: Re: Bug#473832: clc-intercal: recommends packages not in main
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 01:37:35 +0200
Hey Mark!

First of all, thanks for your fast upload. You too, Mr Marillat!

Mark Brown wrote:
>  - File the actual bug, not your intention to NMU (ie, include the bug
>    report in the body of the bug rather than burying it in the patch).

Yes you are very right. I will change my wording.

>  - Provide some way for people to get information about this like
>    putting a list of affected packages on a web page and announcing it.
>    This would help avoid the need for an NMU campaign in the first
>    place.

That is work in progress. I am working on a wiki page, it will be ready
tomorrow. So far, I can only point you to: (and

The wiki page will group all this already available information so that
this is easier to track for everyone.

This is not an NMU campaign. I will definitely change the wording.
My original intention was to submit bug+patch, as agreed with Luk:
    <luk> amaya:
    (the ones in unstable) and
    (the ones in testing)
    <amaya> luk: so what to do about these? should I file bugs?
    <luk> yes, file with the appropriate version if not already
    reported at least for the sid ones, identifying the lenny ones that
    are fixed in sid for extra bonus points :-)
    <amaya> luk: i see a lot of those will be fixed when my nmus leave
    the delayed queue
    <luk> great
    <amaya> luk: I will take a look and file appropriate bugs with
    patches, and nmu threats ;)
    <luk> even better!

I think we were both joking about nmus there. Sorry about the tone of my
bug report. I am Cc:ing the rest of maintainers that got this tasteless
report, so that they also forgive me.

> My first reponse to this was "WTF?  I only uploaded this yesterday and
> there weren't any bugs.", especially given that the report jumped right
> to "I'm about to NMU", skipping over what the actual problem was.

Well, no. I clearly said I would wait for two weeks for your response.
And *then* 7 more days in DELAYED. Mainly because some recommends have
become obsolete and I am not sure about the right replacements. I am
seeking actual advice, input, wisdom, from maintainers here :)

But you are right. I am sorry it came accross this way.

Thanks for your help! 

  ·''`.        Gay scientists discover the Christian gene
 : :' :            
 `. `'            
   `-        Proudly running (unstable) Debian GNU/Linux

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From: Daniel Burrows <>
To: Amaya <>,
Subject: Re: Bug#473829: aptitude: recommends packages not in main
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 07:51:49 -0700
  I've committed the obvious patch for this bug to the Mercurial
repository for the Debian packaging.


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From: Daniel Burrows <>
Subject: Bug#473829: fixed in aptitude
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 01:32:04 +0000
Source: aptitude

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
aptitude, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-dbg_0.4.11.4-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-cs_0.4.11.4-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-en_0.4.11.4-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-fi_0.4.11.4-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-fr_0.4.11.4-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-ja_0.4.11.4-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.4.11.4-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.4.11.4-1.dsc
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.4.11.4-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.4.11.4.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Burrows <> (supplier of updated aptitude package)

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Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 17:05:21 -0700
Source: aptitude
Binary: aptitude aptitude-dbg aptitude-doc-cs aptitude-doc-en aptitude-doc-fi aptitude-doc-fr aptitude-doc-ja
Architecture: source all i386
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Daniel Burrows <>
Changed-By: Daniel Burrows <>
 aptitude   - terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-dbg - Debug symbols for the aptitude package manager
 aptitude-doc-cs - Czech manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-en - English manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-fi - Finnish manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-fr - French manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-ja - Japanese manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
Closes: 136874 473580 473829 483620 483920 483943
 aptitude ( unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release.
     - Fixed a nasty resolver bug that would cause solutions to be chosen
       poorly in some cases involving self-conflicts. (Closes: #483920)
     - "aptitude search" now takes a command-line argument
       "--disable-columns" that prevents aptitude from padding or
       truncating strings to line text up into columns.  This makes
       the output much more script-friendly.  (Closes: #136874)
     - Fixed the formatting of literal elements in the manpage.
       (Closes: #473580)
     - Defaults files for locales that contain an underscore (such as pt_BR
       or zh_CN) should get installed now. (Closes: #483620)
     - Translation update for Russian. (Closes: #483943)
   * aptitude-dbg recommends libcwidget3-dbg now, not libcwidget1-dbg.
     (Closes: #473829)
   * Bring the Standards-Version up-to-date.  No other changes were needed;
     the only change to Policy lately that affects aptitude was the
     restructuring of the menu hierarchy, and aptitude is already
     up-to-date with that.
   * Bring README.Debian up-to-date regarding the location of the upstream
     and Debian repositories.
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