Re: To dselect or aptitude, that is the question
In article <[🔎] 20040421022712.GB18995@kitenet.net>, on Tue, 20 Apr 2004
22:27:12 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Nine reasons why you should be using aptitude instead of apt-get or
I keep hearing about the advantages of aptitude (over, for example,
Synaptic), but your article, Mr. Hess, was excellent. I gave aptitude
another try last night and most of my earlier problems with it are gone.
Libranet decided a few months ago to modify my sources.list to use
unstable instead of testing. I'm now finding there are about 50 packages
I can't upgrade because of unsatisfied dependencies.
aptitude shows these packages as 'Broken' so I've changed their status to
'Hold' because I want to keep them.
I hope you'll consider these questions.
1) If I don't want to remove packages simply because the upgrade
path is currently broken, is it safe to remove the 'Hold' and leave
them as 'Broken'?
2) If I can find some combination of packages which resolves the
unsatisfied-dependency conditions, is it safe to install these?
By 'safe' above, I mean only 'my system won't die a horrible, flaming
death', not 'the packages are completely secure and bug-free'.