On Mi, 04 apr 12, 11:38:29, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> My suggestions:-
> 1. rephrased for clarity, but hardly succint.
> Note that since Lenny, apt-get installs recommended[*1] packages by default.
> Beginning with the release of Squeeze[*2], apt is the recommended
> program to perform system installation and major system upgrades.
> 2. How I'd write it:-
> Apt is the recommended program to perform system installation and major
> system upgrades.[*3]
> 3. To avoid confusion people should read the fine Debian documentation
> in their native language.
Not fair, most languages don't have enough contributors to translate the
documentation, and translations may have issues themselves.
> [*1] tempting to treat that as a noun :-)
I see where you're coming from, but wouldn't it be too much jargon?
> [*2] Surely outdated advice for archived releases belongs in the
> archives. IMO counter arguments don't belong in documentation, they
> usually only appear there as a futile attempt to quiet the trolls.
Do you mean the mention of aptitude? I don't see it as a counter
argument, but a genuine recommendation. As mentioned elsewhere in this
thread, it's very useful for me and probably others too.
One more try:
Note that since Lenny, apt-get installs recommended packages by
default. Beginning with the release of Squeeze, apt-get is also the
recommended program to perform system installation and major system
upgrades. aptitude may be preferred for interactive use.
> [*3] "it's not what it said last year" Likewise the weather forecast.
> "in my day we wore onions on our belts" We call it evolution. Move along.
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