Osamu Aoki <email@example.com> writes: > On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 07:35:49PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote: >> On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 08:21:11PM +0200, Peter Palfrader wrote: >> > On Fri, 02 Apr 2004, Dan Jacobson wrote: >> > > Anyway, it seems no tool keeps users alert that some of their >> > > packages are "no longer". Perhaps it should appear when one does >> > > dist-upgrades, or maybe a deb orphan-like tool that one could run >> > > from crontab. >> > >> > You mean like dselect? >> >> Also aptitude. Don't use apt-get for serious administration; 'apt-get >> install' is useful, but for the rest you should use a real front-end. >> >> -- >> Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org] > > Let me add this to my reference starting paragraph. > > <chapt id="package">Debian package management > > <p> > Don't use <prgn>apt-get</prgn> for serious administration; > <tt>apt-get install</tt> is useful, but for the rest you should use > real front-ends such as <prgn>dselect</prgn> and <prgn>aptitude</prgn>. I would venture to say that only 'apt-get source' is useful. 'apt-get install' doesn't offer anything 'aptitude install' offers. In fact, if you use aptitude, you should never use 'apt-get install' since you lose the benefits of aptitude tracking automatic dependencies. The only times I've used 'apt-get install' in the past 1.5 years or so are on newly installed systems, and then it's only to do 'apt-get install aptitude'. ;) -- You win again, gravity!
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