UI does not show multi-arch packages well

Bug #904486 reported by Robert Collins on 2011-12-14
This bug affects 105 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
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aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I had a situation where an upgrade to flashplugin-installer managed to depend on qdbus (same arch) for some reason, but qdbus:i386 was already installed.

The UI showed
d qdus
I qdbus

with versions etc, but no indication that there was multi-arch at play. I expect this to confuse more folk than just I :)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: aptitude 0.6.4-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic 3.0.9
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Dec 15 11:15:28 2011
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: aptitude
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-12-14 (0 days ago)

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Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :
Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in aptitude:
status: Unknown → Fix Committed
Changed in aptitude:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package aptitude - 0.6.6-1ubuntu1

aptitude (0.6.6-1ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * Resynchronise with Debian. Remaining changes:
    - debian/05aptitude: Never autoremove kernels.
    - Drop aptitude-doc to Suggests.
    - 03_branding: Ubuntu branding.
    - 04_changelog: Take changelogs from changelogs.ubuntu.com.
    - 11_ubuntu_uses_sudo: Fix status line of 'Become root' menu entry to
      not refer to su.
    - 12_point_manpage_to_doc_package: Point Finnish manpage to the correct
      place for further info.
    - 14_html2text_preferred: Switch back to html2text in favor of elinks,
      since html2text is in main and elinks isn't.
    - no-google-mock: Don't use google-mock as it and libgtest-dev are in

aptitude (0.6.6-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.

    - Basic multi-arch support. See NEWS for details.

      + add search terms ?architecture and ?multiarch;
      + add grouping policy 'architecture';

      (Closes: #659079, #661744)
      (LP: #454941, #845136, #884945, #904486)

    - Apply patch from Ubuntu to fix build -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 errors.
      Thanks to Colin Watson and Michael Vogt (Closes: #497539)

    - Remove GTK+ menu entry for minesweeper. (Closes: #552522)

    - Hack to prevent debug messages dumping to the screen (Closes: #651748)

    - Fix '?action(upgrade)' and others (were finding kept
      packages instead). Thanks to 'Rogier' for the patch (Closes: #603862)

    - List update errors are reported. (Closes: #451137)

    - List update now runs APT::Update hooks. (Closes: #476399)

    - Actually silence progress messages with '-q2'. (Closes: #141719)

    - Fix various locking issues:

      + '[auto]clean' locks /var/cache/apt/archives;
      + 'update' locks /var/lib/apt/lists; (Closes: #653479)

    - Fix 'priority' cost level in resolver. The values should
      have been negated but were not. Thanks to Modestas Vainius
      for this one. (Closes: #608786)

    - Fix some help and prompt strings which wrongly included
      localized names for commands such as 'why'. (Closes: #486615)

    - Change ordering of top-level sections to match the order
      in aptitude::Sections::Top-Sections. The default order
      is now: main, contrib, non-free. (Closes: #181997)

    - Improve error messages when parsing grouping policies to
      use the user-visible names, rather than the internal
      names. (Closes: #231595)

    - Change default width of %D, %I, %o, and %Z. Thanks to
      Michał Kułach for this one. (Closes: #599209) (LP: #741417)

    - Change default width of %V, %v to 14. This greatly increases the
      number of versions which will display completely. (Closes: #624542)

    - 'versions' now groups it's results by 'package:arch' instead of

    - Cleared up grouping, sorting policy error messages.
      (Closes: #231595)

    - Minor correction to the user's manual. (Closes: #365485)

    - Translation updates:

      + Brazilian Portuguese (Closes: #483964)
      + Hungarian (Closes: #592468)
      + Polish (Closes: #659803)
      + Russian (Closes: #662624)

  * No longer suppl...


Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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