Re: should we recommend apt-get or aptitude?
On 13/11/08 09:54, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> On 2008-11-13 21:58, email@example.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
> 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.
The issue we addressed in the release-notes was the conversion of the aptitude's
list of automatically-installed packages for use by apt.
The question of Hendrik addresses the opposite issue : if I use apt only for
upgrading to lenny and then I turn back to aptitude, will aptitude always know
which packages were automatically-installed ?