Re: KDE 3.2.2 for Woody... Careful upgrading..
Jesús Roncero Franco wrote:
Ok, I'd remake my question. If today's preferred method of installing and
upgrading software in debian is apt-get, and it has some problems, why is
this the first time I heard of it? I mean, from a user perspective, one that
reads many debian related mailing lists, apt-get is the most recommended
tool, not aptitude.
You just missed it. It's been discussed in debian-devel, on #debian on
whatever IRC-du-jour IRC server was servicing Debian at the time, and in
numerous other places (including debian-user) over the years.
Just because the userbase tends to use apt-get quite a bit, doesn't mean
it's intelligent enough to do everything, nor has it ever been. I
remember seeing notes from the apt-get developers warning against its
use as a generic tool long ago.
The warnings about how it does its package dependencies have simply
slipped out of the general consciousness over the past few years. I
still have days running testing on one of the machines here where it
refuses to upgrade something, fire up dselect and it figures out the
dependency problem perfectly and finishes off where apt-get gave up.
Nate Duehr, email@example.com