Manual page for 'add-apt-repository' is not accessible via the name 'apt-add-repository'

Bug #620098 reported by Steven Danna on 2010-08-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)
Robert Roth

Bug Description

apt-add-repository is a symlink to add-apt-repository but the relevant manual page is not available under both names. This can be confusing if the user is used to using "apt-add-repository" and does not know that the manual page is only available via the name add-apt-repository.

$ apt-cache policy python-software-properties
  Installed: 0.75.10
  Candidate: 0.75.10

The Debian Policy Manual recommends creating a symlink for the manual page as well.

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CVE References

Steven Danna (ssd7) on 2010-08-18
summary: - Manual page for add-apt-repository is not accesible via the name apt-
- add-repository
+ Manual page for 'add-apt-repository' is not accessible via the name
+ 'apt-add-repository'
Vallery Lancey (muscovy) on 2010-08-18
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-09-12
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
importance: Wishlist → Low
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-01-26
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-02-02
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.82.3

software-properties (0.82.3) precise; urgency=low

  [ Brian Murray ]
  * when adding new repositories use sourceslist.add instead of append thereby
    preventing duplicate entires. Thanks to Nick Russo for the patch.
    LP: #854841

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * Updated expand properties to properly expand the bottom component to avoid
    putting empty space between components. LP: #912557
  * Added symbolic link for add-apt-repository manpage under the
    apt-add-repository name, LP: #620098
  * Changed Revert button mnemonic to avoid collision with Remove, LP: #652523
  * Handle URLError from ppa pages, instruct the user to check the internet
    connection (LP: #502698)

  [ Marc Deslauriers ]
  * SECURITY UPDATE: incorrect ssl certificate validation (LP: #915210)
    - softwareproperties/ use pycurl to download the signing key
    - tests/ add test.
    - debian/control: add python-pycurl dependency.
    - CVE-2011-4407
  * Wait for PPA GPG key to get imported before ending thread (LP: #888417)
 -- Marc Deslauriers <email address hidden> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 08:16:22 -0500

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