This edit popped up in the review queue and I’m not quite sure if my initial thought is correct or not:
The answer was posted almost a decade ago and — as you can see — has a very respectable upvote count. The question itself has been viewed almost six million times.
Looking at the edit, two things popped into my head:
- The use of
apt-getwas standard in 2011
- At no time did the person asking the question state they were having permission issues or that the file was downloaded to a directory not owned by the user account
If this edit is approved, then it would mean that we (the community) should go in an editing spree to clean up all references to
apt-get, including those on new posts that are made today. This seems excessive. However, given that six million people have seen this question and a good percentage will have used this exact answer, an argument could be made that the edit is justified to ensure people are exposed to using
-get before the deprecated command is removed.
Am I just overthinking this? 🤔