Bug#681164: "apt-cache search" output looks deceivingly sorted, but it is not
tags 681164 + wontfix
merge 681164 403808
Wontfix, as per #403808.
On 11 July 2012 09:49, <email@example.com> wrote:
> "apt-cache search" output looks deceivingly sorted, but it is not.
> Please either sort it, or stop making it look deceivingly sorted.
> I.e., revise the algorithm to make it more obvious that it is
> actually unsorted, while at the same time not increasing the
> work done.
The current search processes records in the order they are stored in
the cache. This is the natural order of the items, as far as the apt
cache is concerned.
> Of course best would just fully sort it.
This a low-level tool, please send it's output to sort(1) if so desired.