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dselect vs apt-get

Here are quotes from "Debian 3.0 Release Notes":

  The recommended method of upgrading is to
  use the apt method with dselect ...
  The built-in dependency analysis enables
  smooth upgrades and easy installations.
  This tool [dselect] makes safer decisions
  about packages than apt-get.

Is this because dselect installs "recommends"
by default and apt-get does not, or, is there
some other more subtle reason?

But does not dselect call apt-get anyway?

Should one use dselect for all package adding/
removing, to avoid having apt-get work at
cross-purposes to dselect?

Any clarifications would be much appreciated.


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