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Re: Why apt-get is not a proper software search engine

Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> writes:

> Or popularity-contest could be enhanced to note auto-installed
> packages.  Now that aptitude is gaining traction (particularly in
> command-line mode - I guess people have been using it in full-screen
> mode for awhile), the aptitude auto-install flag probably actually
> means something for a good % of popcon participants.

> Come to think of it, that's a good wishlist bug for popcon anyway.

I'm still using apt-get rather than aptitude because apt-get seems subtly
but noticably faster.  But I *am* using debfoster, which lets you get at
some similar information.  Maybe popularity-contest should pay attention
to that as well?

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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