> upgrade path for two releases now, with its Recommends: handling being a > major reason for this. I'd be surprised if there weren't at least *some* > users switching to it as a result. Developer users probably. The ones that resist are more non-developer users. I'm constantly being annoyed at work with so-called systems administrators pinging /me about "my Debian box upgrades badly" which is nearly always the consequence of the use of apt-get for upgrades. And I can definitely confitm that, when one just answers "read the bloody release notes and learn about aptitude", the surprise is often very high when people discover that the recommended tool is aptitude and not apt-get. There are so many examples all around the web with various apt-get calls and pretty few with aptitude. In these days where googling becomes a synonym of "read the documentation", it hurts badly. Another widely misunderstood feature of aptitude is the ability to handle packages installed as dependencies. It's pretty often badly understoood and leads to horror stories floating around of "aptitude wants to remove half of the system" while the issue is just the user not understanding the documentation that explains how to switch properly from apt-get to aptitude.
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