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Re: To dselect or aptitude, that is the question



on Tue, 20 Apr 2004 10:27:12PM -0400, Joey Hess insinuated:
> J.S.Sahambi wrote:
> > I have been using apt and dselect for some time. Can any body tell me 
> > about the advantages/disadvantages of dselect and aptitude? and which is 
> > better?
> 
> Nine reasons why you should be using aptitude instead of apt-get or dselect.
> 
> 1. aptitude can look just like apt-get
> 2. aptitude tracks automatically installed packages
> 3. aptitude sanely handles recommends
> 4. use aptitude as a normal user and avoid hosing your system
> 5. aptitude has a powerful UI and searching capabilities
> 6. aptitude makes it easy to keep track of obsolete software
> 7. aptitude has an interface to the Debian task system
> 8. aptitude supports multiple sources
> 9. aptitude logs its actions

and the number 10 reason why you should be using aptitude instead of
apt-get ...:

    10. you can play minesweeper if you get bored/frustrated!

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