Ubuntu not showing long descriptions

Luke Yelavich themuso at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 31 05:52:12 UTC 2014

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.


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