Re: aptitude --mind-your-own-business option?
* Ken Irving <firstname.lastname@example.org> [061202 06:26]:
> On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 05:34:23AM -0600, Russell L. Harris wrote:
> Does synaptic do something better than apt-get? It doesn't appear to
> be very usable on a command-line, looking at aptitude show synaptic.
Unless you are not running X, why is that a problem?
> >From another thread:
> > >
> > > Meanwhile, Debian installs "synaptic" by default. Use synaptic
> > > instead of aptitude.
> > Au contraire... The docs are quite explicit about this: use *aptitude*.
The fact is that Debian installs synaptic by default. I have been
using synaptic exclusively for nearly a year, and have experienced
none of the woes others on this list say they are encountering with
aptitude and apt-get.
I am not a crusader regarding this matter. Synaptic works for me and
has been trouble-free. And, importantly, it is not nearly as easy to
get in trouble when using synaptic as it is when using aptitude or
apt-get; I speak from experience.