Ubuntu not showing long descriptions

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Sat Aug 2 05:37:43 UTC 2014

Thanks, but that didn't appear to work.  I logged out and back in but still
no luck.  As I said, I looked at the actual downloaded package lists and saw
only single line descriptions, so I don't think it's a specific package
causing the problem.

On 2014-07-30 10:52 PM, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 02:11:40PM EST, Tony Baechler wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a really stupid question, but I haven't been able to find the answer,
>> even after reading man pages and doing Google searches.  How do I get
>> Aptitude and apt-cache to show the full package descriptions in Ubuntu
> Make sure you have command-not-found and command-not-found-data installed. Ubuntu has modified apt so that it will only show the long description if it has a localized string, and command-not-found ships this data, at least from a quick look around my system.
> Luke
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Have a good day,
Tony Baechler
tony at baechler.net

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