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Re: dpkg vs. apt

On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 07:16:28PM +0200, Mohammed Sameer wrote:
> Once upon a time David Z Maze wrote @ Thu, 17 Apr 2003 10:24:13 -0400
> <SNIP>
> > -- aptitude is a console UI tool ("kind of like dselect, but with sane
> >    keybindings") that you can use to browse the package listing,
> >    install and remove packages, etc.
> Really i don't know why i have the feeling that dselect+dpkg != aptitude+apt-get
> Really i think that each pair works in a different way.

Heh, actually, dselect doesn't use dpkg directly at all, it uses
apt-get.  aptitude, on the other hand, doesn't use apt-get, it links
directly against libapt-pkg and uses it's own stuff for the rest :)

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