[PKG-Openstack-devel] Bug#797962: Bug#797962: openstack-debian-images: Built images do not include aptitude

Gaudenz Steinlin gaudenz at debian.org
Thu Sep 17 16:36:55 UTC 2015

Michael Fincham <michael.fincham at catalyst.net.nz> writes:

> Package: openstack-debian-images
> Version: 1.4
> Severity: normal
> Dear maintainer,
> Previously the phrase "Aptitude is the current preferred package management tool for the Debian system." appeared in the Debian documentation.
> Is the omission of aptitude from the images built by
> openstack-debian-image an accident? If so, can it be added?

"Unfortunately" Thomas already went ahead and added aptitude to the
image. You don't say which documentation you are refering to. Is this
current documentation for jessie from Debian? If so it should be fixed.

Aptitude is not part of the Debian default install anymore and thus
should not be part of the OpenStack images either. Thomas would you
consider removing it again?

More so I don't think it's a good idea to have more than one package
management tool in a cloud image which should by definitiion be as small
as possible. If you prefer aptitude it's just an apt-get away, so very
easy to install.

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