Bug#212028: apt-cache uses "dependency" backards
Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> reassign 212028 general
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 03:36:03PM -0400, Daniel B. wrote:
> > apt-cache and its manual page uses the word "dependency" backwards.
> > This error makes the documentation hard to understand.
> apt's documentation is consistent with everything else in Debian, including
> the policy manual. I think it would be significantly more confusing for apt
> to deviate from that usage than from the particular definition you cited.
No, apt shouldn't deviate from the rest of Debian. If other things are
wrong too, they should fixed too.
Also, note that eliminating incorrect and confusing usage of "dependency"
does not require using "dependency" it its correct sense as the replacement.
In fact, something like "depended-on package" would be much clearer to
start with and would be unambiguous.