Re: aptitude "check" command?
Greg Folkert wrote:
On Mon, 2007-04-16 at 08:53 -0500, Default User wrote:
For Etch, I am using aptitude, rather than apt-get. These seem to be
the equivalent commands:
apt-get clean = aptitude clean
apt-get autoclean = aptitude autoclean
apt-get update = aptitude update
apt-get upgrade = aptitude upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade = aptitude dist-upgrade
So what is the aptitude equivalent of apt-get "check"?
(And an extra cookie for your browser if you can explain when to use
clean and when to use autoclean . . . )
clean vs. autoclean
clean == remove all cached files, including ones that may be ready for
install. This basically remove all *.deb files in:
autoclean == removes all but the "installed or most recent candidate to
be installed". IOW if you happen to have 83 versions of the "zsh"
package in /var/cache/apt/archives/ it reduces it to either the one
installed if it is the most recent, or the most recent candidate to
install. This is used as a "house-cleaning" operation.
"aptitude check" is a non-op. Aptitude does this automagically in
interactive mode. Aptitude forces (user selected) resolutions it can
come up with or elect to quit, when using it in cli form.
3 right answers = 3 extra cookies for Greg's browser ;-)