recommends are listed before reverse depends

Bug #879683 reported by Rolf Leggewie
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aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

the aptitude program in precise now lists recommends before depends for reverse dependencies. This is different from lucid. Since Depends are more important and strict, the old way is the way to go.

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf)
tags: added: regression-release
Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Daniel Hartwig (wigs)
Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Daniel Hartwig (wigs) wrote :

Actually the order is somewhat random (for curses only) depending on the order that APT lists the given dependencies. On the cmdline it is not random, but still could be cleaned up a bit.

In any case, this will be changed to a fixed order. At the moment there is an implicit "strength" order available:

Enhances, Obsoletes, Replaces, Suggests, Breaks, Conflicts, Recommends, Depends, PreDepends

but perhaps a - to + order is more suitable:

Obsoletes, Replaces, Breaks, Conflicts, Enhances, Suggests, Recommends, Depends, PreDepends

The list will start from PreDepends.

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