Re: Debian Sid first time user
On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 02:32:15 +0200, Javier Barroso wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 2:23 AM, Rodolfo Medina
>> Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> >> [...] Now for
>> >> particular needs I want to try to use Sid with a > = 2.6.25-2-686
>> I edited sources.list as follows:
>> >> deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main deb-src
>> >> http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main
>> , then connected to internet and did:
>> # apt-get update
>> # apt-get dist-upgrade
> I recommend you to use aptitude, but it can be a flamewar ...
> aptitude --> 'u' --> '/' --> linux-image --> 2.6.26 --> '+' --> 'g' -->
Wow, that can be very cryptic if you don't know aptitude, and yet I smile
at the beauty of it. It is that simple.
I would also suggest to alias apt-get commands to aptitude. So that "apt-
get install foo" will be executed as "aptitude install foo". Aptitude
does a better job at handling dependencies and orphans than apt-get, even
though it has not been granted Super Cow Powers.
> aptitude rocks !