Re: A Question About Aptitude
"Russell L. Harris" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Aptitude was an advance over apt-get, but now there is synaptic.
> For most users, synaptic provides a better interface and better control
> for package management in Debian.
That seems like a pretty dubious assertion. Synaptic's interface is
"pretty", but seems quite clunky compared to aptitude's. As far as I
know, it's also missing one of aptitude's most useful (even/especially
for beginners) features, automatic handling of packages dragged in by
Aptitude's interface clearly has its issues too, but I'd say unless your
user has a terminal fear of non-mousey-GUI interfaces, aptitude is the
better interface overall.
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But they also destroy the environment, to an extent so drastic that
they kill all social life' (from _A Pattern Language_)