add-apt-repository is misnamed compared to other apt tools

Bug #547194 reported by Robert Collins on 2010-03-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It would be more discoverable if called apt-add-repository. Its not too late to rename it and add a symlink for backwards compat.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Mar 26 06:38:32 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: python-software-properties 0.75.7
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-17.26-generic
SourcePackage: software-properties
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-17-generic x86_64

Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I provide a symlink and drop the old name after lucid is released (in M).

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
amichair (amichai2) wrote :

Just a thought - since there are a bunch of wishlists for this utility to do more than the single operation it currently does, perhaps we can take this opportunity to rename it software-properties-text (consistent with -gtk and -kde and naming in other utilities), with an 'add repository' option, so that future functionality will be easier to add? That is unless, of course, there is no intention to add any additional functionality.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.75.8

software-properties (0.75.8) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * softwareproperties/gtk/
    - do not crash if tranient parent can not be set (LP: #83914)
  * debian/manpages/software-properties-gtk.1:
    - add man-page (thanks to Gabe Gorelick) LP: #290308
  * add-apt-repository:
    - better help output (LP: #407779)
    - do not crash if setlocale fails (LP: #467369)
  * software-properties-gtk:
    - ensure newly created ppa files are readalbe (LP: #497778)
  * data/
    - fix desktop file location (thanks to Ricardo Pérez López)
      LP: #543637
  * provide apt-add-repository link (LP: #547194)
  * debian/manpages/add-apt-repository.1:
    - add man-page, thanks to Chow Loong Jin (LP: #407779)
  * fix lintian warnings
  * softwareproperties/
    - show summary in addition to comment for disabled entries
      (LP: #543207)

  [ Harald Sitter ]
  * [KDE] Fix bug in I18nHelper, where it would trigger a crash if unicode()
    to UTF-8 fails. Fallback to latin1 in this case. This for example happens
    when the APT keyring contains a key with non-latin characters, which can
    happen with PPA keys, since those contain the owner's name.
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 13:51:20 +0100

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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