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Apt Package Question

Postby scottFuz » 2010-05-10 18:23

Ref: apt 0.7.25.3

When performing an apt-get on the command line, I noticed something odd in that apt would display an information message such as "rred:" with a
percentage of file completed.

Wading through the source, this apparent typo is rather prolific as it appears in all the translation files as well as a couple of source files. This even extends
to a file name (rred.cc).

It leaves with me the impression that this was the result of a misspelled change of text en mass. Before jumping to a bug report, I have to ask...is this accidental or by design?
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Re: Apt Package Question

Postby emariz » 2010-05-10 18:53

From: Paul Brook <paul@codesourcery.com>
To: 383853@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Subject: rred is some extraction mechanism?
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 13:30:30 +0100

Incremental apt updates use "ed" style diffs. i.e. the pdiff is a script
suitable for feeding into the "ed" line editor. Conventionally there is also
a "restricted" versions of ed called "red" which implements only a "safe"
subset of ed commands. Apt includes a partial (Reduced/even more Restricted?)
implementation of this, hence rred.


http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=383853
The first result of Google when one searches for "rred" "debian".
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Re: Apt Package Question

Postby scottFuz » 2010-05-10 19:25

So the answer is that this is by design.

I knew there was a rational explanation.
Thanks for the information.
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Re: Apt Package Question

Postby BioTube » 2010-05-11 01:08

I always figured "rr" was the process, so "rred" would be logical.
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