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Re: List packages Status column terminology

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: List packages Status column terminology
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:35:56 +0100
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Why use the word 'available' instead of 'install'?
> Because the top of the columns say that it's about the "Status", and
> saying that the "Status" of that package is "install" would make
> no sense.
> "available" is not a great choice, tho.  The suggested "not installed"
> might be a bit better, but it's longer and I'd rather try and shorten
> this column.
> Any other idea?

installable?  uninstalled?  I think the latter is the term the Debian
package manager uses.

David Kastrup

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