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Old 04-12-2021, 09:35 AM   #1
stoorky
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aptitude search with archive pattern - unexpected results


Hi,

I just did some tests with "$ aptitude search", and I'm puzzled by the results.

First I tried to get all installed packages having "Debian" as origin, and "unstable" as archive :

Code:
$ aptitude search "?narrow(?installed,?and(?origin(^Debian$),?archive(^unstable$)))"
i   apt-mirror       - APT sources mirroring tool
i A cups-pk-helper   - PolicyKit helper to configure cups with fine-grained privileges
(...)
i   wmctrl           - control an EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager
i A youtube-dl       - downloader of videos from web page.
Why not...

Then I tried to get all installed packages having "Debian" as origin, and not "stable" as archive :
Code:
$ aptitude search "?narrow(?installed,?and(?origin(^Debian$),?not(?archive(^stable$))))"
i A amd64-microcode  - Processor microcode firmware for AMD CPUs
i   bluez-firmware   - Firmware for Bluetooth devices
(...)                                                             
i A update-glx       - utility for switching the GLX implementation
i A youtube-dl       - downloader of videos from web page.
I expected the results of the first command to be a subset of the results of the second command (packages from archive "unstable" should be a subset of the packages of all archives except "stable"). But it's not the case, and incidentally the first set of results is much larger than the second.

Am I missing something ?
 
Old 04-12-2021, 09:38 AM   #2
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