> 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?