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