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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[1] "aptitude keep-all".

[1]
http://newbiedoc.berlios.de/wiki/Aptitude_-_using_together_with_Synaptic_and_Apt-get

-- 
Chris.



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