Re: Apt-Get or Aptitude
- From: Chris Lale <chrislale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 20:48:22 +0100
Nate Duehr wrote:
On Oct 27, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Jeff Grossman wrote:
I was just reading the forums at forums.debian.org and came across a
thread about apt-get and aptitude. I just installed Debian this week
after moving over from Gentoo. I have only been using the apt-get
method because that is all I ever saw mentioned. But, I guess
aptitude is the preferred Debian method now. Is there a safe way for
me to start using aptitude instead of apt-get? What is the best way
for me to make the switch?
The main difference is that aptitude in default configuration mode will
track dependencies added for packages requested and if no package needs
the dependency anymore, it can remove it.
apt-get isn't that smart.
If you use both aptitude and apt-get, read the NewbieDOC article about the magic
bullet "aptitude keep-all".
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