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Re: Interactive package management via aptitude

On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 04:19:19AM +0800, Chow Loong Jin wrote:
> 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:

Have you been able to get that effect from aptitude?  It seems that
whenever it sees some trouble (sometimes even when plain apt-get would
succeed), it proposes to remove the world, install a few unrelated
packages, and not do whatever you requested it to.  After declining a
varying number of such "solutions", it gives up even if it would take a
single action to resolve the problem.

I'm not sure if it makes sense to recommend aptitude in its present state.


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