apt man page doesn't mention a lot of it's options

Bug #1730498 reported by selivan on 2017-11-06
This bug affects 1 person
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apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Options like --allow-downgrades, --install-recommends and a lot more are not listed in man page at all. Only way to guess this options is from auto-completion.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: apt 1.2.24
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.11.0-14.20~16.04.1-generic 4.11.12
Uname: Linux 4.11.0-14-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.10
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Mon Nov 6 23:30:45 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-07-29 (100 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04.2 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20170215)
SourcePackage: apt
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

selivan (selivan5) wrote :
selivan (selivan5) wrote :

The man page has references to apt-get(8), apt-cache(8), user is supposed to look for options there. IMHO that's not very obvious.

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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