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Bug#175937: apt: 'does not manipulate the state of the system' wording

Package: apt
Version: 0.5.4
Severity: minor
File: /usr/share/man/man8/apt-cache.8.gz

it says

       apt-cache performs a variety of operations on APT's package cache. apt-
       cache does not manipulate the state of  the  system  but  does  provide
       operations  to  search and generate interesting output from the package

       add    add adds the names package index files to the package cache.

etc. well, isn't adding things to the package cache changing part of the
system?  OK, it should be more clear...
one test is could apt-cache be setuid root?

cat(1) seems to fulfill 'doesn't change system'.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux debian 2.4.19-k7 #1 Sun Oct 6 20:29:56 EST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=zh_TW.Big5, LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5

Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.2.5-15    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2       1:2.95.4-12 The GNU stdc++ library

-- no debconf information

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