Re: How do you get aptitude to do what you want?
- From: lee <lee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 16:47:30 -0600
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 04:58:21PM -0500, green wrote:
lee wrote at 2009-06-23 14:13 -0500:
I'm trying to upgrade my testing installation, but aptitude keeps yelp
in its current state, claiming that upgrading yelp would break a
dependency with gman. But gman is not even installed.
One thing that has helped me with aptitude is actually using the dependency
resolver correctly, so just a tip:
Initially I was not aware of the accept and reject options given by the
resolver, so when something was broken, I just kept pressing '.' to run through
lots of options. Keys 'a' and 'r' can be used to accept/reject individual
package state changes, and the resolver will consider that when calculating the
Well, I tried that once, but there didn't seem to be any option
available that would solve the problem. And when I go back and tell
aptitude through the "normal" package selection that it should
remove/purge a package, I expect aptitude to do just that. Instead, it
makes other changes and keeps insisting on them and on insisting on
doing what it wants. That is very much unacceptable --- if aptitude
thinks it knows better than me what I want, it should work all by
itself without any intervention needed and do exactly what I want. If
it can't do that, it will just have to do what I tell it to do. If it
doesn't do that, aptitude just sucks and needs to be improved or
replaced. It's that simple.
Maybe I should go back to dselect. I always liked dselect way better ...
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