Re: apt-get deprecated?
Luis Finotti wrote:
I just recently did a Sarge net-install and have exclusively used
aptitude. I have had no problems. Then only thing I've had to do is
mark the dependencies of packages which were installed during the
net-install as "automatic". This is my preferences and I do it when
these packages get updated.
So, with net-install at least, using aptitude from the start might not
work "out of the box".
I like being able to see the dependencies(suggests and recommended)
clearly when installing and updating packages. The final screen before
confirming your install/update, where you can scroll the packages list
of automatically install packages and see what package requires them is
especially nice when you are install multiple packages.
I additionally appreciated being able to select suggested and
recommended packages and have them installed automatically. I couldn't
figure out how to do this with apt-get, I continually had to go to
packages.debian.org and find those items and then install them
separately. If I decided I did not what the package, I would have to
remember to remove those aux. packages. I have never had aptitude try
to remove unwanted packages, except when I made a mistake myself.
However I don't have any pinned packages and don't keep and mixed system
(except for a couple packages from unstable). I'm also religious about
check dependencies of the packages I install and the dependencies of the
dependencies and so on and making sure they are all mark the way I would
like them to be. Aptitude is nice for this. I must say I never had a
problem with apt-get either.