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Re: first draft "aptitude howto"

(I'm also a first-time aptitude user)

Branden Robinson <branden@ecn.purdue.edu> writes:

> (Remark: I think I would find the overloading of the '-' key confusing.
> Please consider using a different key for hold operations.  'h' seems
> intuitive but might be pressed by novices as an attempt to get help.  '!'
> seems like another possible candidate for hold, a la "Stop!"  "Wait!"
> "Achtung!" :) )

After think about it like this, it was quite natural for me:
+ accelerates, goes forward. Packages that are standing still (held or
  simply not installed) will get in motion and move forward, if
- brakes, goes back. Packages that would otherwise tend to get
  upgraded, will be held back by this; packages that are not in
  motion (already held, or up-to-date) will go backwards by being

I think I read something to that effect in the aptitude docs. Perhaps
it would help putting a similar explanation into the howto.

> (As a die hard vi user, I suggest making 'j' and 'k' also perform
> navigation operations as well.  :) )

That wouldn't hurt, yes. Although commanding the thing with just your
keypad, would be cool, too (/ = quit, * = go, anyone?) <g>.

[Agreeing to Brandon's other remarks]

> I don't know what "turkis" means; I guess I'll have to try aptitude out to
> learn.  :)

Or try `translate' and guessing <bg>:

$ translate türkis
türkis :: turquoise



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