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bug#26607: 25.1; Installed packages get status 'dependency' after removi

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#26607: 25.1; Installed packages get status 'dependency' after removing obsolete versions.
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:17:56 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Julian H <julian_urlaub@outlook.com> writes:

> When updating a package and then deleting the obsolete verion, the
> current installed packages don't have the status 'installed'
> afterwards but the status 'dependency'.
> How to replicate:
> 1. M-x package-list-packages
> 2. M-x package-menu-mark-obsolete-for-deletion
> 3. delete marked packages

(This bug report unfortunately got no response at the time.)

With 3), do you mean `M-x package-menu-execute' (i.e., `x')?

> Then the status of the currently installed version becomes
> 'dependency'.  For example, this might be problematic when using M-x
> package-autoremove, because these packages would be deleted.

In any case, I can't reproduce this bug, because I don't seem to have
any obsolete packages installed.  Anybody else?

Are you still seeing this bug in more recent versions of Emacs?

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