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Bug#934367: group binary packages by source package
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Harald Dunkel
2019-08-10 08:50:02 UTC
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Package: aptitude
Version: 0.8.11-7
Severity: wishlist

Probably its difficult to implement, but what I am *really*
missing in aptitude is a list of source packages. If I press
'[' it should expand to list all its binary packages to
chose from.

This could help alot especially on large packages (e.g. gcc,
emacs, etc.) No more searching for the *-extras or *-plugins
packages. Its all right there on the list.


Regards
Harri
Sven Joachim
2019-08-10 11:00:02 UTC
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Post by Harald Dunkel
Package: aptitude
Version: 0.8.11-7
Severity: wishlist
Probably its difficult to implement, but what I am *really*
missing in aptitude is a list of source packages. If I press
'[' it should expand to list all its binary packages to
chose from.
That is already there: Views → New Source Package View :-)

Cheers,
Sven
Axel Beckert
2019-08-10 12:40:02 UTC
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Hi,
Post by Sven Joachim
Post by Harald Dunkel
Probably its difficult to implement, but what I am *really*
missing in aptitude is a list of source packages. If I press
'[' it should expand to list all its binary packages to
chose from.
That is already there: Views → New Source Package View :-)
Thanks! But it's admittedly rather well hidden. So hidden that even I
forgot about that view. :-)

If I recall correctly, the abandoned 0.6.9 branch had a feature where
you can select the "Source Package" line in a binary package view and
then press Enter on it ("[" would be another, probably more helpful
option) and then you got a list of all binary packages from that
source package.

Maybe we can ressurrect that feature from the 0.6.9 branch — in case
my recollection is correct.

Regards, Axel
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Harald Dunkel
2019-08-11 06:10:02 UTC
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Post by Axel Beckert
If I recall correctly, the abandoned 0.6.9 branch had a feature where
you can select the "Source Package" line in a binary package view and
then press Enter on it ("[" would be another, probably more helpful
option) and then you got a list of all binary packages from that
source package.
Maybe we can ressurrect that feature from the 0.6.9 branch — in case
my recollection is correct.
That would be cool.

Regards
Harri
Sven Joachim
2019-08-11 18:10:02 UTC
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Post by Sven Joachim
Post by Harald Dunkel
Probably its difficult to implement, but what I am *really*
missing in aptitude is a list of source packages. If I press
'[' it should expand to list all its binary packages to
chose from.
That is already there: Views → New Source Package View :-)
Thanks! But it's admittedly rather well hidden. So hidden that even I
forgot about that view. :-)
If I recall correctly, the abandoned 0.6.9 branch had a feature where
you can select the "Source Package" line in a binary package view and
then press Enter on it ("[" would be another, probably more helpful
option) and then you got a list of all binary packages from that
source package.
Maybe we can ressurrect that feature from the 0.6.9 branch — in case
my recollection is correct.
Hmm, I don't see anything like that in the experimental-0.6.9 branch, at
least it is not mentioned in the commit messages.

To see all binary packages built from source "mypackage", press 'l'
("Limit Display"), then '~e^mypackage$'[1] in the dialog box. That's quite
short, but also extremely well hidden - I have only discovered it now. ;-)

Cheers,
Sven


1. https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/aptitude/ch02s04s05.en.html#searchSourcePackage
Harald Dunkel
2019-08-11 06:10:02 UTC
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Post by Harald Dunkel
Package: aptitude
Version: 0.8.11-7
Severity: wishlist
Probably its difficult to implement, but what I am *really*
missing in aptitude is a list of source packages. If I press
'[' it should expand to list all its binary packages to
chose from.
That is already there: Views → New Source Package View :-)
I missed it, even though I checked before filing the bug report.


Thanx for the pointer.

Harri
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