[Aptitude-devel] Bug#982272: Grammar of "xx packages upgraded..."

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson jidanni at jidanni.org
Mon Feb 8 01:19:49 GMT 2021

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.8.13-2+b1
Severity: minor

If you think about it, the grammar of

   # aptitude install some_package
   0 packages upgraded, 22 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
                    AA                  BB    CCCCCCCCC       DDDDDDDDDDDD

is weird.

AA, BB, DD are past tense, CC is future tense, or something like that.
So to make them all agree, CC should be "removed".
Or even more accurate, instead, AA should be "to upgrade", BB "to newly
install", and DD "to upgrade".

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