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 - email@example.com
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