[announcement] apt links on the wiki

yann_ubuntu-1 at yahoo.fr yann_ubuntu-1 at yahoo.fr
Fri Apr 10 09:42:42 UTC 2009

Apturl was not enabled by default on my Kubuntu 8.10.

do you think that Kubuntu users are "sufficiently rare" ?

ok for not adding the "Repositories" link, but I (and French contributors) think by experience that the "Installing a package" link is definitely required, and is not confusing.


> > 1) APT links don't work at all for Dapper users. So
> they need the link to other methods.
> > 2) APT is not enabled by default for all browsers. (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7017256&postcount=10)
> So they need the link where they will find the method to
> enable the APT links on all web browsers.
> > 3) APT won't work if the appropriate repository is not
> enabled. The link "installing a package" will help
> beginners.
> This was actually intentional - I followed the same scheme
> that we use
> in the system documentation for consistency. When we
> discussed this,
> we thought that the use cases 1-3 you've described above
> were
> sufficiently rare that we wanted to keep it clean. We
> decided that it
> was easy enough to find the information about installing
> packages
> independently without overcrowding the instructions in this
> way. I
> actually think that including two or three links close
> together is
> quite confusing - it isn't obvious at all where to click.
> I'm also not
> convinced that we need to mention which repository the
> package is in.
> Again, we don't do so for the system docs.
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-doc/2008-September/011559.html
> We can discuss it again, but whatever the decision is, I'd
> actually
> like to keep a consistent style between the wiki docs and
> the system
> docs on this point, so pending further discussion, I've
> reverted your
> change to the WikiGuide for the time being.
> What do others think about the best way to phrase these
> type of instructions?


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