Re: mixing aptitude and synaptic
Black Dew wrote:
I don't think that this is true. Aptitude is not a front end for
apt-get. That said, I use both interchangeably with no problems.
kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
Is it OK to mix aptitude and synaptic? I know that it is not good to
mix apt-get and aptitude. But what about using synaptic sometimes and
aptitude sometimes? any suggestions?
Please CC me on the replies as I am not subscribe to d-u.
Both synaptic and aptitude are just front ends to apt, it shouldn't be
a problem to use any combination of them
There is one snag. Aptitude keeps a note of packages that have been
installed manually (as opposed to being installed automatically as
dependencies). The result is that it assumes that any packages installed
using Synaptic were not manually installed. This means that Aptitude
sometimes wants to remove a number of your packages because it assumes
that they are no longer needed. The solution (thanks to Magnus Therning
in a previous post) is to run
# aptitude unmarkauto --schedule-only '~i'
before running Aptitude commands.