Use of apt-url in the documentation wiki

Matthew East mdke at
Thu Jan 8 10:41:49 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 3:32 PM, Alan Pope <alan at> wrote:
> 2009/1/7 Richard Tattersall <tatter_sall at>:
>> Perhaps this suggests a problem with how ubuntu is documented for new users?
> It is. Maybe we should go through the wiki doing a global replace of
> "apt-get install" with "click apt://" :)  (note for the humour
> impaired, this is not a serious suggestion, but you get the idea).

This is a discussion which should continue on the ubuntu-doc list, but
for the record: apt urls don't currently work on the documentation
wiki. The question of whether to use them has been discussed by the
documentation team, and a request has been made to the sysadmins back
in September last year (ticket 3005 for those interested) to enable
apt urls on the server that runs the wiki.

As for the non-wiki part of the help website, we're hoping to
introduce apt-url links in those documents during this release cycle.

Matthew East
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