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    Now testing… APT 0.4.0
    Submitted by ressu on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 – 15:29
    Yes, developement goes on.. and APT with it.
    There is a new version of APT coming out. It’s not ready for public yet, but it seams to have many of the long awaited features in it.

    Here is the changelog from apt 0.4.0

    apt (0.4.0) frozen unstable; urgency=low

    * Fixed an obscure bug with missing final double new lines in
    package files
    * Changed the apt-cdrom index copy routine to use the new section
    * Added a package file sorter, apt-sortpkgs
    * Parse obsolete Optional dependencies.
    * Added Ben's rsh method. Closes: #57794
    * Added IPv6 FTP support and better DNS rotation support.
    * Include the server IP in error messages when using a DNS rotation.
    Closes: #64895
    * Made most of the byte counters into doubles to prevent 32bit overflow.
    Closes: #65349
    * HTTP Authorization. Closes: #61158
    * Ability to parse and return source index build depends from Randolph.
    * new 'apt-get build-dep' command from Randolph. Closes: #63982
    * Added apt-ftparchive the all dancing all singing FTP archive
    maintinance program
    * Allow version specifications with /1.2.4-3 and =2.2 or =stable postfixes
    in apt-get.
    * Removed useless internal cruft including the xstatus file.
    * Fixed config parser bugs. Closes: #67848, #71108
    * Brain Damanged apt-get config options changed, does not change the command
    line interface, except to allow --enable-* to undo a configuration
    No-Remove -> Remove
    No-Download -> Download
    No-Upgrade -> Upgrade
    * Made this fix configable (DSelect::CheckDir) and default to disabled:
    * No remove prompt if the archives dir has not changed. Closes: #55709
    Because it is stupid in the case where no files were downloaded due to
    a resumed-aborted install, or a full cache! Closes: #65952
    * Obscure divide by zero problem. Closes: #64394
    * Update sizetable for mips. Closes: #62288
    * Fixed a bug with passive FTP connections
    * Has sizetable entry for sparc64. Closes: #64869
    * Escape special characters in the ::Label section of the cdroms.lst
    * Created apt-utils and python-apt packages
    * Due to the new policy engine, the available file may contain entries
    from the status file. These are generated if the package is not obsolete
    but the policy engine prohibits using the version from the package files.
    They can be identified by the lack of a Filename field.
    * The new policy engine. Closes: #66509, #66944, #45122, #45094, #40006,
    #36223, #33468, #22551
    * Fixed deb-src line for non-us. Closes: #71501, #71601
    * Fixes for G++ 2.96, s/friend/friend class/
    * Fixed mis doc of APT::Get::Fix-Missing. Closes: #69269
    * Confirmed fix for missing new line problem. Closes: #69386
    * Fixed up dhelp files. Closes: #71312
    * Added some notes about dselect and offline usage. Closes: #66473, #38316
    * Lock files on read only file systems are ignored w/ warning.
    Closes: #61701
    * apt-get update foo now gives an error! Closes: #42891
    * Added test for shlibs on hurd. Closes: #71499
    * Clarified apt-cache document. Closes: #71934
    * DocBook SGML man pages and some improvements in the text..
    * sigwinch thing. Closes: #72382
    * Caching can be turned off by setting the cache file names blank.
    * Ignores arches it does not know about when autocleaning. Closes: #72862
    * New function in apt-config to return dirs, files, bools and integers.

    keep waiting, it’s not yet ready for the public. it has a few clitches, but they will be fixed shorly.

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    Subject: question on dependency
    Author: albertfuller
    Date: Tuesday, 2004/03/02 – 20:39
    This upgrade sounds really nice, but as a User of Apt I really want to know which is in front when it comes to dependency handling, Apt or Aptitude?
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    Subject: Re: Now testing… APT 0.4.0
    Author: dale
    Date: Thursday, 2000/10/26 – 00:24
    * Made most of the byte counters into doubles to prevent 32bit overflow.

    Closes: #65349

    I hope he means long 64-bit value and not a
    floating point number.

    — Dale.

    640k should be enough for anyone.

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