Hi,

2017-07-04 23:24 Nikolaus Rath:


However, according to aptitude, there is something seriously wrong:

$ aptitude
# Select Actions -> Cancel pending actions

Note that the behaviour of this changed in the last few versions, 0.8
series I think, and that it doesn't cancel actions saved in previous
sessions.


This is annoying, because I would like to use aptitude to perform
some actions - yet there is no way to do so without making lots
of other changes to my system.

Looks to me that there are actions saved from previous sessions (e.g. an
upgrade of some packages, or request to install some new ones), and then
got stuck due to problems of interdependencies between packages
(e.g. the backports not able to link with some of the libraries; or
clang-3.5 from unstable not being compatible with libraries that need to
be installed).

If you still haven't found a solution by now, or in future situations,
you might want to try "aptitude keep-all" in the command line, or ":" in
the root of the trees in the UI, and then perform the actions that you
intended.

Other than that, I cannot see any indication that aptitude gets confused
with dependency problems per se, so I am not sure what you mean with the
title of the bug report, can you please clarify?


Cheers.
--
Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montez...@gmail.com>

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