Re: apt-get vs. dselect
Forget dselect. Debian has moved to aptitude. I think it's very nice.
Take a look at the man page. Takes about 5 min to learn. Very handy if you
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Lijftogt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: apt-get vs. dselect
On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 11:44:07AM -0800, Paul Yeatman wrote:
Hi all. I should maybe spend more time in the archives but just
looking for quick responses.
I assume others running Etch noticed the large amount of updates
When I run
apt-get update;apt-get -u dist-upgrade
I get a similar but different set of changes than if I use 'dselect'.
Just curious about this. For instance, apt-get shows me
245 upgraded, 36 newly installed, 36 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
whereas dselect yields
231 upgraded, 26 newly installed, 49 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
I'm sure there may be as many opinions as colors in the rainbow but
can't help to wonder which is "better".
Do us all a favour.. and take a look in the archives, or take google and
search for these kind of questions.
It is hardly a matter of "what is better", then "what you find more
handy" or "what you find to work with in a more comfortable way".