On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Andrei Popescu <email@example.com>
On Lu, 31 mai 10, 10:19:46, Mihamina Rakotomandimby wrote:From the top of my head (assuming you only use aptitude in command-line
> What's the status?
> - aptitude better?
> - apt-get better?
+ the resolver is more complex and *usually* gets the dependencies
better than apt-get
+ removes automatically installed packages in one go, no need for a
+ has an interactive dependency resolver even in command-line mode
+ advanced search patterns
+ has why and why-not command
+ you can play minesweeper (with curses ui of course) !
- lacks 'source' command
- might be slower
- simple searches are much slower than apt-cache (but apt-cache lacks
* safe-upgrade allows package installs
IMHO: for simple update/upgrade cycles and install/remove/purge on a
stable machine it probably doesn't matter, but if you do complex
upgrades (like they often happen in testing and unstable) aptitude's
interactive mode is unbeatable!
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- From: Mihamina Rakotomandimby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: apt-get
- From: Andrei Popescu <email@example.com>