[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#588608: aptitude (priority important) depends on libboost-iostreams (priority optional)

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Fri Jul 16 15:43:05 UTC 2010


On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 11:29:10PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 12:59:56AM -0400, Will wrote:
> > aptitude is the preferred package management tool, so I'm thinking
> > that the priority of libboost-iostreams should be upgraded [1][2].
> > [1] http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch02.en.html#_basic_package_management_operations
> This manual represents the opinion of a single developer.  It has not been
> ratified by the Debian project, and individual recommendations made within
> should not be taken for the preferences of the Debian project.

I can agree up to here.

> Though I think any manual published on debian.org recommending aptitude for
> upgrades is a bug that should be fixed.

I fail to understand your intent of this statement.  

Are you suggesting me to change the following text? 

  Aptitude is the current preferred package management tool for the
  Debian system. 

How does it need to be changed?  I am very curious and open for

Please note this document[1] is claimed to be a secondary documentation.
I am merely following the primary documentation:

| Release Notes for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (lenny)
| 4.5. Upgrading packages
| The recommended way to upgrade from previous Debian GNU/Linux releases
| is to use the package management tool aptitude. This program makes safer
| decisions about package installations than running apt-get directly. 

As I recall, there were long active discussion to reach this text.  So
at least, this assessment is not an opinion of a single developer.


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