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Re: apt-get deprecated?

On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 09:17 +0100, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> On 28 Apr 2005, Steve Block wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 09:11:43AM -0700, mm wrote:
> > >Is there any compelling reason to use `apt-get' over `aptitude', given
> > >the latter's more robust feature set (installation tracking, for
> > >example)?
> > >
> > >I've been using aptitude exclusively for about a year for installing
> > >packages, yet still see a lot of new documentation with directives to
> > >install/upgrade with apt-get.
> > 
> > There's no real need to use apt-get over aptitude. They use the same
> > package lists and underlying architecture.
> > 
> > Of course I do everything with wajig.
> > 
> As a fairly recent convert, I'd endorse this recommendation of wajig.
> Aptitude, which I used for about 2 years, worked pretty well for me much
> of the time but occasionally it went wild and did all sorts of things it
> shouldn't. Wajig has been absolutely reliable so far.

Because wajig (which I just started using, and think is very good)
is a wrapper around apt-get.

I'm Yet Another who's seen aptitude go wacky and want to remove
too many packages.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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Jeff Polk

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