[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: List packages Status column terminology

From: Trent W. Buck
Subject: Re: List packages Status column terminology
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:32:15 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> For comparison, aptitude uses these terms:
> [...]
>> They appear horizontally as grouping elements in a tree view,
>> so they use up one line each instead of umpteen columns.
> That's a good presentation, since it saves a column (in exchange for
> a few extra lines).  The downsides:
> - incompatible with "sort by name", where we want to see the various
>   versions (built-in, obsolete, and new ones) together.

aptitude deals with that by letting you turn off the grouping (you still
see the code-letters status column).  Although, normally I would be
doing sorting with "aptitude search | sort | ..." which doesn't group by

Should probably look at other distro package managers, too; ICBF.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]