What’s wrong with software

$ apt-cache search powerful | wc -l
486

$ apt-cache search flexible | wc -l
355

$ apt-cache search loving | wc -l
3

Update:

$ apt-cache search christ on a stick | wc -l
1

WTF?!

$ apt-cache search christ on a stick
libmail-audit-perl - Perl library for creating easy mail filters

Ah…

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11 Responses to What’s wrong with software

  1. That could also be a search of Craig’s List with the title “What’s wrong with dating?”

  2. Mary says:

    What is wrong with software? A lot!

    $ apt-cache search rock hard | wc -l
    0

  3. jdub says:

    It’s okay, Mary:

    $ apt-cache search flaccid | wc -l
    0
  4. jdub says:

    Meanwhile:

    $ apt-cache search christ on a stick | wc -l
    1

    WTF?!

    $ apt-cache search christ on a stick
    libmail-audit-perl - Perl library for creating easy mail filters

    Ah…

  5. Michael Carden says:

    Don’t encourage them (us). Someone will think of scripting apt-cache search to use /usr/share/dict/british-english and then all bets will be off.

    Noooooooo!

  6. Camila Acolide says:

    This was one of the GREATEST posts I’ve ever seen in Planet Gnome. I simply can’t stop laughing. For that, thank you! =)

  7. D says:

    It’s all Tom Christiansen’s fault….

    -Dx

  8. housetier says:

    At least we get some lovin:

    housetier@ganymede:~$ apt-cache search girl friend | wc -l
    1

  9. Name says:

    Well, that comment got mangled pretty badly. Just look at the description for libmail-audit-perl at http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/perl/libmail-audit-perl: The description contains the words ‘Christ’, ‘on’, ‘a’, and ‘stick’

  10. Stephen Gricci says:

    Christ on a stick… Hilarious.

  11. Torsten says:

    You do realize that searching for “christ on a stick” the way you’ve done only checks if all the words are present somewhere in the description, right?. They don’t need to be contiguous, and they aren’t in libmail-audit-perl’s case.

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