Re: Apt-Get or Aptitude
Nate Duehr wrote:
> On Oct 27, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Jeff Grossman wrote:
>> I was just reading the forums at forums.debian.org and came across a
>> thread about apt-get and aptitude. I just installed Debian this week
>> after moving over from Gentoo. I have only been using the apt-get
>> method because that is all I ever saw mentioned. But, I guess
>> aptitude is the preferred Debian method now. Is there a safe way for
>> me to start using aptitude instead of apt-get? What is the best way
>> for me to make the switch?
> The main difference is that aptitude in default configuration mode will
> track dependencies added for packages requested and if no package needs
> the dependency anymore, it can remove it.
> apt-get isn't that smart.
If you use both aptitude and apt-get, read the NewbieDOC article about the magic
bullet "aptitude keep-all".