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Re: apt{-cache,-get,itude} show wrong version of package after update

On 2018-04-06, David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Certainly I have no proof except my experience
> Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think you've shared any.

I've found something ambivalently concrete.

 Since apt / apt-get and aptitude share auto-installed package status
 (see Section 2.5.5, “The package state for APT”) after lenny, you can
 mix these tools without major troubles (see Bug #594490).


Not *that* reassuring. Who wants *minor* troubles, anyway? I look at them
binarily; you can't be a little bit pregnant.

>> and my (patchy) memory 
>> that I have seen discussion of this point on this list before.
>> Anyway the actual issue in this case turned out to be nothing to do with 
>> mixing and matching front-ends to dpkg. Glad the OP got his problem 
>> figured out.
> Cheers,
> David.

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