Re: keep users alert to packages deleted from debian
Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
I'm sure this list isn't exhaustive, but it gives an idea why it is
recommended to use a program intended for end-user (admin) use such as
aptitude instead of a development proof-of-concept program (which is
what 'apt-get' and 'apt-cache' are).
And to anyone who hasn't tried aptitude, don't be put off by its
description as a "a curses-based apt frontend". You can use it right
from the command line just like you would apt-get for most everything
you are probably now doing with apt-get and apt-cache: "aptitude
install", "aptitude update", "aptitude dist-upgrade", "aptitude search",
"aptitude show", "aptitude purge".
See the man page. Oh, and be sure to check
/usr/doc/share/aptitude/README. It will explain its powerful searching
and regular expression package selection capabilities (again, all from
the command line). You don't ever have to use the curses GUI if you
don't want to - I don't.