Re: dselect apt-get coordination
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: dselect apt-get coordination
- From: David Z Maze <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2003 10:12:00 -0400
- Message-id: <[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org>
- In-reply-to: <03C99898510C8C47945B932907D99AAA16EC76@E2KMEMMCS1.ftbco.ftn.com> (Jason R. DePriest's message of "Thu, 31 Jul 2003 16:45:56 -0500")
- References: <03C99898510C8C47945B932907D99AAA16EC76@E2KMEMMCS1.ftbco.ftn.com>
"DePriest, Jason R." <email@example.com> writes:
> The /etc/apt/apt.conf files is extremely customizable. See 'man
> apt.conf' for all the details.
> The biggest problem I have with dselect over apt-get: it is easier to
> pick which version of a particular package I want to install when
> multiple versions are available with apt-get.
You may like aptitude; it has a similar (though more familiar to me)
user interface to dselect, but it's closer tied to APT, and is aware
that there could potentially be multiple versions of a package. Rumor
is that it's not perfect about tracking a particular release ("I
usually run testing but I have an unstable APT source too"), but I
personally don't do this.
David Maze firstname.lastname@example.org http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting. Politicking should be illegal."
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