Re: apt 2.0 release notes
On 08.03.20 19:10, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Matthias Klose (2020-03-08 18:40:34)
>> On 3/7/20 9:41 PM, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
>>> # APT 2.0
>>> After brewing in experimental for a while, and getting a first outing in
>>> the Ubuntu 19.10 release; both as 1.9, APT 2.0 is now landing in unstable.
>>> 1.10 would be a boring, weird number, eh?
>>> Compared to the 1.8 series, the APT 2.0 series features several new features,
>>> as well as improvements in performance, hardening. A lot of code has been
>>> removed as well, reducing the size of the library.
>> $ apt show <somepackage> >/dev/null | cat
>> WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.
>> Is there a roadmap when the CLI interface will become stable?
> I would not expect apt to ever get a stable interface for scripting.
> "man apt" says this in first paragraph of section DESCRIPTION:
>> apt provides a high-level commandline interface for the package
>> management system. It is intended as an end user interface and enables
>> some options better suited for interactive usage by default compared
>> to more specialized APT tools like apt-get(8) and apt-cache(8).
> I.e. for scripting, use apt-get instead.
If that last paragraph wants to say "use apt-get for scripting" then it
should say it clearly and explicitly and not leave it up to sufficiently
astute interpretation skills of the reader...