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Re: should we recommend apt-get or aptitude?

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 10:23:52PM +0100, Giovanni Rapagnani wrote:
> Hi,
> On 06/11/08 17:09, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> >severe problems with it. Given that apt-get now supports the most
> >interesting features of aptitude as well, I would go for apt-get.
> >So far, nobody came up with an issue, where apt-get behaved worse
> >than aptitude for the etch-to-lenny upgrade. In both cases we
> >should recommend upgrading the tool itself first anyway.
> I have experienced some upgrade to lenny where apt behaved better than 
> aptitude.
> Do we agree to replace aptitude by apt-get in the release-notes? If so, I 
> will do the necessary for submitting a patch for that.

One question I haven't seen addressed in this thread (perhaps I haven't 
looked hard enough) is what impact the use of apt instead of aptitude 
has on systems that are currently using aptitude.  Will upgrading with 
apt mean that aptitude will no longer know which packages were expressly 
requested by the user, and which were installed merely because other 
packages needed them?  Or has apt-get now progressed to maintain this 

-- hendrik

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