Re: apt-get vs. dselect
Hi and thanks for everyone's feedback and the suggestions/encouragement
to use aptitude.
I first learned dselect when starting with Debian several years ago.
Due to discussions like this, people tipped me off to apt-get and I
started making good use of that over the past couple years. I've been
aware of aptitude for awhile and tried opening it a few times to see
what it is about but was never grabbed by it. Due to this discussion
and Fred's link below, I went ahead and gave it a try (the commandline
version) to manage this large update. The link clearly points out
advantages to aptitude so I'll have to give it more consideration.
->>In response to your message<<-
--received from Fred--
> On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 11:44 -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
> > today.
> > 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".
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