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Re: aptitude has Priority: standard, why?

Am 31.03.2015 um 15:18 schrieb Henrique de Moraes Holschuh:
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2015, at 05:14, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
>> I am curious why the aptitude package still has Priority: standard, i.e.
>> why it is installed next to apt in each and every Debian installation? 
>> Aptitude isn't recommended for dist-upgrading since Lenny, I think.
>> Do we really need to have two CLI package management tools installed, is
>> this reasonable?
> Well, aptitude IS the CLI package manager.  As far as I know, it is also the most complete and advanced package manager Debian has.  Make no mistake: aptitude is the Debian package manager you should be using if you can deal with text mode and the command line.

My experiences with aptitude on dist-upgrades are not that great.
Actually, they are pretty bad.

On the other hand, on day to day usage, aptitude is fine as tool to
browse your installed packages, getting rid of unused packages etc.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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