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Bug#457995: new update/revision announcement pages confusing about aptitude/apt

Hi Philippe,

On Thu, 2007-12-27 at 23:27 -0500, Philippe Cloutier wrote:
> Le December 27, 2007 06:36:31 pm Jose Luis Rivas Contreras, vous avez écrit :
> > Philippe Cloutier wrote:
> > > Le December 27, 2007 04:39:34 pm Luk Claes, vous avez écrit :
> > Ok, check the description of the apt package:
> > http://packages.debian.org/sid/apt
> >
> > "Advanced front-end for dpkg"!!
> Yes, it's not clear. I opened #458029 about that.
> > And does aptitude depends on the apt 
> > package? No! Depends on libapt! Which is not apt.
> It doesn't directly depend on apt, but it does effectively depend on it.

I've read with interest this thread (as a reader of debian-www ml).

It would be nice to have a Wiki page explaining clearly what is
"APT" (architecture, library, tool...?), and it's accepted meanings.
This page could also have some recommended usages and sample phrasing,
etc... which could help RM and other writers.

Could you contribute such page on wiki.d.o as you seem knowledgeable on
this matter. 

Thanks in advance.


"New ideas best presented as code, not specifications or requirements"
(Randy Dunlap in Linux Kernel Development: Getting Started)

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