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Re: Maze of Twisty Turny Little Package Managers

On 02 Dec 2006, Ron Johnson wrote:
> Aptitude is very aggressive and usually wrong about removing other
> "unneeded" apps when you remove one app.  Maybe this only happens
> when you start out using apt-get, but is nonetheless very
> aggravating and disconcerting.  Thus, I stick with apt-get.

Better still, install wajig. From the manual:

       wajig packages into one tool many commands useful for managing a
       Debian system. Instead of having to remember whether to use dpkg
       or apt-get or apt-cache, etc, wajig does the selection of the
       appropriate tool for you.

It really does.


Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 
Microsoft-free zone - Using Linux Gnu-Debian
http://www.acampbell.org.uk (blog, book reviews, 
on-line books and sceptical articles)

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