Re: proposed changes to debian-faq
Justin B Rye <email@example.com> wrote:
> Holger Wansing wrote:
> > Some comments on your patch:
> >> <p>Starting with Debian Jessie, some frequently used
> >> -<prgn/apt-get/ and <prgn/apt-cache/ commands got an equivalent via
> >> +<prgn/apt-get/ and <prgn/apt-cache/ commands have an equivalent via
> > I don't see the improvement here, so omitting this.
> It's a non-native-speakerism. The current FAQ says that the commands
> "got" (="did acquire") an equivalent. What it's trying to say is
> that the commands "have" (="do possess") an equivalent.
Yes, that was exactly what I wanted to say when I wrote that sentence:
that there is a new binary named apt, introduced with Jessie, which has said
And that's why I like the "got" :-)
> >> @@ -321,8 +321,8 @@
> >> status symbol (explained in the header), the package name, the version
> >> which is <em>installed</em>, and a brief description.
> >> -<p>To learn the status of packages whose names match the string any
> >> -pattern beginning with "foo" by executing the command:
> >> +<p>To learn the status of packages whose names match any
> >> +pattern beginning with "foo", run the command:
> > Maybe we should change "learn" into something like "query" here?
> > Justin?
> "Query" would work, but "learn" has the advantage of being simpler
> than most of the alternatives, which is helpful here.
Ok, so we stay with learn.
> >> +<!-- info on httpredir mostly from http://httpredir.debian.org/ -->
> >> +<p>Or you can use the redirector httpredir.debian.org which aims to
> > Or you can use the redirector service httpredir.debian.org ?
> > (add "service" )
> (Those both sound okay, and I don't know which is more accurate.)
I have heard of the httpredir thing as a "service" many times, that's why I
> >> + solve the problem of choosing a Debian mirror. It uses the geographic
> >> + location of the user and other information to choose the best mirror
> >> + that can serve the files. To take advantage of it use a source like
> >> + this one:
> >> +
> >> +<example>http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free</example>
> > Maybe we should not include "non-free" in such examples?
> > Users may copy them directly to their sources.list and have non-free
> > without knowing of the exact details regarding non-free.
> > There is another code example in this chapter, which also includes
> > non-free. I would remove it there too.
> (I had a similar thought but was too lazy to check other examples.)
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