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Re: Gnome 2.10 going in to etch today

On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 02:28:08PM -0500, Jason Clinton wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 September 2005 2:16 pm, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > That's why "we" don't like aptitude.  It too aggressively removes
> > things.
> Would the almighty Debian Gods decide which fraking package manager 'we' are 
> supposed to use? I have seem countless times on this list that apt-get is 
> deprecated, synaptic is no good, and aptitude is the only one that can before 
> 'dist-upgrade' correctly.

I have no idea how that discussion was held, not being a DD, but it
certainly wasn't held out in the open.

Regarding package managers... apt-get isn't a package manager, has never
been billed as a package manager, and only started acquiring
package-manager-like features (Recommends, anyone?) after cluebies started
whining about how they were breaking their boxen with it.

Opinion... the decision was probably made to support aptitude as the
'dist-upgrade' tool (as in upgrade from distribution to distribution, not
as in the sense of dist-upgrade the way the apt-get man page describes)
because it blindly installs Recommended packages by default.

Oh, and if synaptic is "no good", then Ubuntu has a serious problem, no?

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