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Re: should we recommend apt-get or aptitude?

On 2008-11-13 21:58, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> 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 
> information?

I learned yesterday from Giovanni, that in that case you would
have to upgrade both apt and aptitude to the lenny version
first, run aptitude once, e.g. 'aptitude search "?false"'. This
is now documented in upgrading.dbk.

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