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Re: Why not dselect?



on Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 05:24:34PM -0700, Hubert Chan (hackerhue@crosswinds.net) wrote:
> >>>>> "Karsten" == kmself  <kmself@ix.netcom.com> writes:
> 
>     Karsten> on Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 11:15:37AM -0600, Brian McGroarty
> 
>     Karsten> Con:
> 
>     Karsten>   - Presenting a noncollapsible list of 4k packages is Just Plain
>     Karsten> Wrong[tm].  Incidentally, capt repeats this mistake, though it's
>     Karsten> possible to filter packages.
> 
> aptitude gives collapsible lists.
> 
>     Karsten> Pro:
> 
>     Karsten>   - dselect (as Joey Hess pointed out to me recently) is about the
>     Karsten> only convenient way to find out about recently added packages.
> 
> aptitude does that too.  aptitude also allows you to tell it when to "forget"
> about new packages being new, instead of forgetting once you exit the list.
> 
>     Karsten>   - dselect's dependency resolution deals with 'recommends' as
>     Karsten> well as 'requires'
> 
> aptitude too, except that aptitude has you select the dependencies manually
> (which is good or bad, depending on what you like).
> 
> (If you can't tell, I really like aptitude.)

Hmmmm.  I just looked at my watch, and it seems to be aptitude
adjustment hour....

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