Aptitude should have a possibility to edit/add packages' repositories (sources.list)

Bug #81541 reported by Mantas Kriaučiūnas on 2007-01-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aptitude (Baltix)
aptitude (Debian)
Fix Released
aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: aptitude

Aptitude is a great package manager, but one important thing is missing - a possibility to add/edit packages' repositories (sources.list file or files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ folder).
This possibility exists in the majority of package managers, like synaptic or smartpm, so why aptitude users should exit from aptitude and run "editor /etc/apt/sources.list" manually when they wanna add or edit software repositories ? When Ubuntu 6.06 was released, editing packages repositories in text mode became even harder - user should care not only about sources.list file, but also about files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ folder :(

I think it's not hard to add an editing ability of packages' repositories in aptitude by showing contents of the files from /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ folder + /etc/apt/sources.list file, letting user to select wanted entry and then starting command:

editor 'file, which contains user's chosen entry'

Yuriy Kozlov (yuriy-kozlov) wrote :

I am confirming that this is indeed a missing feature in aptitude.

Changed in aptitude:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in aptitude:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

closing unnecessary Baltix task

Changed in aptitude (Baltix):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in aptitude (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Jonas Juodė (jonukas) on 2014-03-26
Changed in aptitude (Baltix):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Changed in aptitude (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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