Re: mixing syanptic and aptitude
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Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
> Celejar wrote:
>> It's more powerful and can do anything that apt-get can
> What are the aptitude equivalents of
> sudo apt-get build-dep texmacs
> apt-get source grep
>> , and in my experience, Synaptic's
>> GUI doesn't add much value, and you can use aptitude in interactive
> I like synaptic's GUI much better than aptitude's ncurses interface. If I
> want to see all the packages whose names start with vim, In synaptic all I
> do is type vim. I could not find a simple way of doing this in aptitude.
> For me, the default menu structure is too cumbersome to traverse. I am not
> trying to berate aptitude here, just highlighting some of my
I think the best solution is for someone to make a gui front end for
Aptitiude instead of apt-get. I won't be trying something like that,
it's just an idea.
Just remember though, upgrading X packages while running X is just
asking for troubles. That's probably why so many of the tools are text
based. I am super paranoid about it since it bit me before. I always
make sure X isn't running when I upgrade anything.
It makes me use the console more, which is only a good thing. Typing:
is faster than opening a file manager and navigating to it then right
clicking on it and saying edit.
Roberto is right, and with bash autocompletion, it is really a snap.
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