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Re: should we recommend apt-get or aptitude?

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 08:31:31AM -0800, Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org> was heard to say:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 03:03:34PM +0100, Giovanni Rapagnani <rapagnani@gmail.com> was heard to say:
> > what is your opinion about this question: should we recommend apt-get or  
> > aptitude in the release-notes ?
> >
> > I ask that because it seems that apt performs better than aptitude at the 
> > moment. Maybe, Daniel, you are aware of some issue with aptitude that 
> > would not make it the preferred choice for upgrading for this release ?
>   I don't know how either program works on an etch -> lenny upgrade
> because I haven't tried.  I think that aptitude is a better choice
> overall, but I don't know how it behaves in this particular case.

  Er, to be a little more clear: I would go with what the people who are
running the upgrade tests say.


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