apt: Manpages are useless

Johanna Moshtar johannamoshtar at live.nl
Tue May 6 17:59:13 UTC 2008

Package: apt
Severity: important

The manpage for apt is useless, by its own admission. Contrary to 
popular belief documentation should not be an afterthought or just 
plainly ignored.

Perhaps the development team can take a look at the BSD or Postgresql 
documentation for some pointers on how to deliver a *complete* software 

-- Package-specific info:

-- (no /etc/apt/preferences present) --

-- (/etc/apt/sources.list present, but not submitted) --

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers dapper-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'dapper-updates'), (500, 'dapper-security'), (500, 'dapper-backports'), (500, 'dapper')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-51-386
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages apt depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.3.6-0ubuntu20.5 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgcc1                1:4.0.3-1ubuntu5  GCC support library
ii  libstdc++6             4.0.3-1ubuntu5    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3

Versions of packages apt recommends:
ii  ubuntu-keyring              2005.01.12.1 GnuPG keys of the Ubuntu archive

-- no debconf information

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