uninstalled packages always show as new

Bug #433680 reported by Martin-Éric Racine
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dpkg (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
dpkg (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: dpkg

Since a couple of days, dselect always shows uninstalled packages as newly available i.e. on top of the list.

Normal behavior would be for dselect to show newly available packages only when they first appear in the lists imported via APT and then move them lower to their correct section as simply available, leaving currently installed packages to appear on top of the list.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Sep 21 00:20:36 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: dselect 1.15.4ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=fi_FI.UTF-8
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=fi_FI.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-10.34-generic
SourcePackage: dpkg
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-10-generic i686

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Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :
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RK (kubuntu-rk) wrote :

Adding ref from Kubuntu beta feedback page.

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RK (kubuntu-rk) wrote :

Adding ref from Kubuntu rc feedback page.

Changed in dpkg (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

When can this fix be imported from Debian? Can we get it for Karmic?

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RK (kubuntu-rk) wrote :

Uploaded with dselect/pkglist.cc from Debian to:
deb http://www.climm.org/deb/ karmic main

Changed in dpkg (Debian):
status: Fix Released → New
Changed in dpkg (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

dpkg (1.15.4.1ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low

  * Resynchronise with Debian. Remaining changes:
    Ubuntu-specific adjustments (probably):
    - Use i686 for lpia in cputable and triplettable.
    - Hack Dpkg::Arch to return i686 for lpia.
    - Move various Conflicts to Breaks, since upgrades from stable Ubuntu
      releases support Breaks.
    - Adjust versioned emacs22 conflicts to cope with versions in Ubuntu.

    Miscellaneous bug fixes:
    - Avoid duplicate attempts to [f]close in obscure error situations which
      might conceivably close wrong fds.
    - Revert change to stop outputting a newline after a postinst is run
      (Debian #392317).
    - Use the two-arg form of open in Dpkg::Control so that "-" can be
      passed to parse stdin as a control file (Debian #465340).

    Launchpad integration:
    - Add Launchpad-Bugs-Fixed handling in a few more places.

    Build options:
    - Point to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DistCompilerFlags from
      dpkg-buildpackage(1).
    - Set default LDFLAGS to -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions. (We've already taken
      this hit in Ubuntu.)
    - Implement handling of hardening-wrapper options via DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:34:56 +0000

dpkg (1.15.4.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Do not mark any package as unseen in dselect. This is a workaround
    until it learns how to store such information again. Closes: #545366

 -- Guillem Jover <email address hidden> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:15:17 +0200

Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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