Addertjes Onder Het Gras / hiaten

This web page shows some downsides I found in software packages. Each of them, on their own, can cause major troubles to newbies trying to use the software. For more experienced people they spoil the fun using the software and often cause headaches. Some issues may exist by incident, some may be caused by policy of the software author. As soon as an issue is gone to my knowledge, it will be striked out from this website. Known workarounds will be listed too, as long as they are required.
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Doesn't support package version list (by itself)

Doesn't support package installed view (by itself)


'apt-get' is a great package management tool and it might be the only one that users are aware of. Despite this it seems to only permit users to do installs and updates but lacks providing insight in the current configuration, for which users must resort to different tools, such as 'apt-cache' and 'aptitude', 'dpkg-query' or 'dpkg' which they might not be comfortable with or not even be aware of. It should not be so hard to let 'apt-get' provide some hooks to the right tools or documentation reference to the right tools.