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Re: Etch status..?

On Fri, Dec 01, 2006 at 12:50:58AM -0500, cga2000 wrote:
> > > > Sounds like I'll have to start over and stick to one or the other.
> > > 
> > > No, just start using aptitude, stop using apt-get, and go manually
> > > through the list of packages from within aptitude, determine if they're
> > > ones you want, they depend on packages installed, or they're cruft.
> > 
> > The big difference with aptitude is that it remembers which packages you 
> > explicitly requested.  And it cleans up packages that are no longer 
> > needed bases on this knowledge.  So if you installed something without
> > aptitude it may decide that it's not needed any more and decide to 
> > delete it.  Therefore, use apritude interactively and *always* look 
> > through the packages it proposes to delete.  If you want one of them, 
> > it's very easy to stop the deletion -- just explicitly requset it!
> > 
> > Otherwise, aptitude uses the same underlying package management tools as 
> > apt-get.
> Guess I'll have to learn that aptitude full-screen interface.
> root's bash history tells me that this is what I did after a sarge
> netinst where I manually requested that no packages be installed on top
> of the base system:
> 1. apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade
> 2. edit /etc/apt/sources.list to point to testing
> 4. apt-get dist-upgrade
> 5. aptitude install screen less xserver-xorg xfonts-base wmaker conky
>    xterm elinks cdrecord vim ..
> Is there a risk that at some point aptitude will mess up what I did in
> steps 2 and 4 .. ??

Don't know.  I try not to try to break things.  Just learn how to use
the aptitude UI and get it set up then it won't mess anything up and
will try to keep you from messing anything up either.


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