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aptitude-run-state-bundle – unpack an aptitude state bundle and invoke
aptitude on it


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aptitude-run-state-bundle unpacks the given aptitude state bundle
created by aptitude-create-state-bundle to a temporary directory,
invokes on it with the supplied , and removes the
temporary directory afterwards. If is not supplied, it
defaults to aptitude(8).


The following options may occur on the command-line before the input
file. Options following the input file are presumed to be arguments to

Place the options that give the location of the state bundle at the
end of the command line when invoking , rather than at the
beginning (the default is to place options at the beginning).

Display a brief usage summary.

Place the options that give the location of the state bundle at the
beginning of the command line when invoking , overriding
any previous –append-args (the default is to place options at the

Do not remove the unpacked state directory after running aptitude.
You might want to use this if, for instance, you are debugging a
problem that appears when aptitude’s state file is modified. When
aptitude finishes running, the name of the state directory will be
printed so that you can access it in the future.

This option is enabled automatically by –statedir.

Delete the state directory after running aptitude, even if
–no-clean or –statedir was supplied.

Instead of treating the input file as a state bundle, treat it as
an unpacked state bundle. For instance, you can use this to access
the state directory that was created by a prior run with

Unpack the input file to a temporary directory, but don’t actually
run aptitude.


aptitude-create-state-bundle, aptitude(8), apt(8)

Daniel Burrows
Main author of the document.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
Added documentation about new features, corrections and formatting.


Copyright 2007 Daniel Burrows.

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