Re: aptitude (priority important) depends on libboost-iostreams (priority optional)
> Not only is apt-get now strong enough to handle the cases for which we
> recommended aptitude in the sarge timeframe (with much better resolution of
> upgrades, installation of Recommends by default, and tracking of
> auto-installed packages), but aptitude has also had several deplorable
> regressions since etch. I don't know which of these made it into the lenny
> release or which are still present in squeeze, but:
> - When I type 'aptitude install foo', *removing* foo instead of upgrading
> is not a valid solution and should never be offered.
> - When I type 'aptitude install foo', installing 5 packages, removing 3
> others, and upgrading 7 more *without installing foo* is not a valid
> solution and should never be offered.
If these are present, they sound like good arguments for changing
tasksel to use apt-get instead of aptitude.
> I believe the correct recommendations would be:
> - apt-get for all commandline operations, including package installation
> and removal, and dist-upgrades
I assume you mean all over debian-installer too? The apt-install
script would have to change, as well as tasksel. I suspect those two
are the only ones using apt-get or aptitude directly in