I took most of the weekend off, although took a look at an upgrade bug on e16. Turns
out Tolimar's got it handled, right? :)
Tonight I put together a tentative patch for bug #557580 on aptitude to
make it respect configuration under /etc/apt/preferences.d/ - aptitude
is written in C++, and I have had some recent exposure to that
language at work. Unfortunately, it means aptitude takes most of an
hour to build on my desktop.
Since aptitude is an important package, I'm not yet entirely
confident about my patch, and it's already half eleven, I think the
NMU can wait a few evenings.