Re: debian-faq (was ... Re: upgrade to Wheezy fails with aptitude)
On Wednesday 04 April 2012 18:58:07 Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 4. April 2012 schrieb Lisi:
> > On Wednesday 04 April 2012 10:01:47 Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > > Note that since Lenny, apt-get *installs* recommended packages by
> > >
> > > default.
> > ...since Lenny, apt-get *has installed*......
> Why? It still does.
Yes, that is why it should be in the perfect. It did and still does. The
perfect tense in English describes a present state due to a past action, and
is in many ways a present tense rather than a past one. "Installs" excludes
the past, "has installed" includes past and present. This is one of the many
English tenses/moods which is difficult for non-native speakers to
understand, let alone get right.
"Since Lenny apt-get installs" is wrong grammatically in English. (You and I
can discuss this off-list if you like, Andrei.)