Re: Apt-Get or Aptitude
On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 10:12:31AM -0700, Amit Uttamchandani <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> On Sat, 27 Oct 2007 10:01:02 -0700
> Jeff Grossman <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I was just reading the forums at forums.debian.org and came across a
> > thread about apt-get and aptitude. I just installed Debian this week
> > after moving over from Gentoo. I have only been using the apt-get
> > method because that is all I ever saw mentioned. But, I guess aptitude
> > is the preferred Debian method now. Is there a safe way for me to start
> > using aptitude instead of apt-get? What is the best way for me to make
> > the switch?
> For new installs it is actually recommended to use aptitude. However, from following the recent apt-get vs aptitude threads, there doesn't seem to be any big difference between the two. So if you are comfortable with apt-get there is no need to switch.
I'd say the main difference is that apt-get is a command-line tool,
whereas aptitude is an interactive tool that can be driven from the