Then you get something like this:
This is a new upgrade message in Debian/Ubuntu.
Here's the full text:
Various snmp software needs extracted MIBs from RFCs and IANA - which cannot be shipped - to be working as expected. These MIBs can be automatically fetched and extracted as part of installing this package.
This will take several minutes to complete, even with a fast internet connection.
Download and extract MIBs from RFCs and IANA?
Are all these acronyms really necessary? Should a user even be given such cryptic information, and instead see a prompt along the lines of: "This package requires additional components to fully function, download them?".
Even a power user who is familiar with a term like RFC, does this message even make any sense?
Seems like Linux Distros still has a long way to go.