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Re: Interactive package management via aptitude

On 08/04/2013 23:02, Eugene Lychauka wrote:
> http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/amd64/release-notes/ch-whats-new.html#pkgmgmt
> Here we can read:
> "The preferred program for interactive package management from a
> terminal is aptitude. For a non-interactive command line interface for
> package management, it is recommended to use apt-get."
> What is meant by interactive interface and non-interactive interface
> here? I understand it as typing "aptitude install foo" is
> non-interactive interface, and the text-user interface of aptitude
> launched by typing "aptitude" is interactive interface. Am I right?
> Some people assure me that not.

Actually, in the event of aptitude not being able to resolve the dependencies
satisfactorily the first round (from aptitude install foo), aptitude allows you
to interactively pick other solutions, or tell it what to do:

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

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