Re: What is Recommend CLI Package Manager Tool for Newb?
On 27 Aug 2010, Tom Browder wrote:
> I have to say I'm getting confused. I'm in the middle of setting up
> my first Debian server (which used to be Ubuntu).
> I will be administering it remotely and would like to use the best
> tool for the job.
> Now I read conflicting opinions from experienced people about apt-*,
> aptitude, and wajit.
> Is there a consensus?
> Thomas M. Browder, Jr.
> Niceville, Florida
Wajig man page says:
wajig packages into one tool many commands useful for managing a Debian
system. Instead of having to remember whether to use dpkg or apt-get or
apt-cache, etc, wajig does the selection of the appropriate tool for
wajig is a user command but will use sudo to run commands requiring
super user permissions.
I find it is very convenient, but perhaps, if you are new to things, it
would be better to start with apt-get and friends to get an
understanding how they work.
Anthony Campbell - email@example.com
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