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Re: apt-get deprecated?

On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 09:25:16PM -0500, Steve Block wrote:
> There's no real need to use apt-get over aptitude. They use the same
> package lists and underlying architecture.

Except that there is, since apt-get/dpkg and aptitude do NOT use the same
status database for packages.

Try it sometime.  Put a package on hold with aptitude, apt-get and dpkg
don't know about it.  Put one on hold with dpkg, aptitude will sometimes
import the hold, and sometimes it won't.

Aptitude will also come up with differences in dependency resolution when
you run it from the curses interface vs the command line.

Aptitude... just say no.

 Marc Wilson |     Bilbo's First Law: You cannot count friends that
 msw@cox.net |     are all packed up in barrels.

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