Re: mixing aptitude and synaptic
On Monday 22 May 2006 17:39, Chris Lale wrote this for perusal by us all:
>---> Black Dew wrote:
>---> > kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
>---> >> Is it OK to mix aptitude and synaptic? I know that it is not good to
>---> >> mix apt-get and aptitude. But what about using synaptic sometimes
> and ---> >> aptitude sometimes? any suggestions?
>---> >> Please CC me on the replies as I am not subscribe to d-u.
>---> > Both synaptic and aptitude are just front ends to apt, it shouldn't
> be ---> > a problem to use any combination of them
>---> I don't think that this is true. Aptitude is not a front end for
>---> apt-get. That said, I use both interchangeably with no problems.
>---> There is one snag. Aptitude keeps a note of packages that have been
>---> installed manually (as opposed to being installed automatically as
>---> dependencies). The result is that it assumes that any packages
> installed ---> using Synaptic were not manually installed. This means that
> Aptitude ---> sometimes wants to remove a number of your packages because
> it assumes ---> that they are no longer needed. The solution (thanks to
> Magnus Therning ---> in a previous post) is to run
>---> # aptitude unmarkauto --schedule-only '~i'
>---> before running Aptitude commands.
I use apt-get and synaptic and find no problem whatsoever. But it will work as
it seems aptitude does, if I want to mark smart updates. It will then attempt
to remove programs to upgrade others. If that is not invoked, then all runs
as it should.
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