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Bug#115615: marked as done (apt-get should take install as default argument)



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Subject: apt-get should take install as default argument
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Package: apt
Version: 0.5.4
Severity: wishlist

apt-get <pckg> should automatically mean apt-get install <pckg>.

This seems to make sense to me.  When I apt-get a package, I generally want
to get the package (hence apt-get).

Also, this allows removals of packages to be done easier, ie. apt-get
<pckg>-, etc.

I'm sure this wouldn't be hard to implement, and I'm sure it would be a good
thing.

Duncan Findlay


-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux red 2.4.9 #1 Sat Sep 1 11:50:28 EDT 2001 i586
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_CA

Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.2.4-3           GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 1:2.95.4-0.011006 The GNU stdc++ library


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Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 12:49:16 -0400
From: Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>
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Subject: Re: #115615: apt-get should take install as default argument
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This seems far too fragile and error-prone to implement.

Consider at least:

What if you want a package whose name is the same as an apt-get command?

If you mistype an apt-get command, rather than issuing an error, it would
attempt to install a package with that name.

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