Re: OT: RH and Debian brothers now?
From: Alex Malinovich (demonbane_at_the-love-shack.net)
To: debuser <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 13:18:15 -0500
On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 06:43, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > Call me weird, but unless I'm only installing one or two packages (which
> > I'll just use apt-get to do) I think dselect is the best tool for the
> > job. It lets you see recommended and suggested packages while
> > automatically showing you which dependencies need to be installed. It's
> > also the only really "intuitive" package manager I've found. It took me
> > about 2 hours of playing with it to understand it. I've tried aptitude
> > and a few of the available GUI frontends (though I admit I've never
> > tried kpackage) and even after 2 hours I just can't get the hang of 'em.
> > Though I know of QUITE a few people who absolutely swear by aptitude.
> > Personally, I couldn't be happier with dselect. :)
> apt-get and aptitude also show 'suggests' and 'recommends' packages.
I believe that apt-get only recently started showing suggests and
recommends. I know that when I first started using Debian a couple of
years ago, apt-get would just go about its business without bothering
you with any real questions or suggestions.
And my comments about dselect were not meant to be exclusive of other
package managers. Every good package manager will show you suggests and
recommends, I just tend to prefer the way that dselect does it for my
own personal use.
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