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Bug#624618: apt: Maybe time to modernize APT package description

Package: apt
Severity: normal

While updating the French translation of the apt package description,
I just had a good laugh..:-)

"This is Debian's next generation front-end"

It was next generation back in the 90's. I think that now APT can just
be a front-end to dpkg. :-)

Maybe a good opportunity to entirely review apt's debian/control file?

And indeed a good illustration of why we should never use "next
generation" or "new fancy foobar" in package descriptions..:-)

-- Package-specific info:

-- (no /etc/apt/preferences present) --

-- /etc/apt/sources.list --

# Sid
deb ftp://kheops/pub/mirror/debian sid main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://kheops/pub/mirror/debian sid main contrib non-free
deb-src ftp://kheops/pub/mirror/debian lenny main contrib non-free

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii  debian-archive-keyring  2010.08.28       GnuPG archive keys of the Debian a
ii  gnupg                   1.4.11-3         GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-11        Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.6.0-5        GCC support library
ii  libstdc++6              4.6.0-5          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

apt recommends no packages.

Versions of packages apt suggests:
pn  apt-doc                     <none>       (no description available)
ii  aptitude                    0.6.3-4      terminal-based package manager (te
ii  bzip2                       1.0.5-6      high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  dpkg-dev               Debian package development tools
ii  lzma                        4.43-14      Compression method of 7z format in
ii  python-apt         Python interface to libapt-pkg

-- no debconf information

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