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Re: first draft "aptitude howto"

On 03-Apr-00, 21:31 (CDT), Daniel Burrows <Daniel_Burrows@brown.edu> wrote: 
>   (this isn't technically true..aptitude extends apt's cache with its own
>    information to get some features not yet supported by apt..I don't think
>    this matters to the newbies, but there are a few cases where it might be
>    confusing (aptitude will try to detect changes in dselect package
>    selections, but I can't make dselect listen to aptitude))

Ack. If I understand this correctly, you're saying that once I use
aptitude, dselect will no longer correctly represent the state of the
system. You may even be implying that 'dpkg --get-selections' won't
be correct. Either of those would be make me never-ever-ever install
aptitude. (More accurately, rush to de-install it...)

Now, of course: your ideas, your code, your design, do what you want.
But please consider the downside of making the use of aptitude a one-way

(If I've misunderstood what you're saying, I apologize; and please clarify
for us slow folk.)

Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
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