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Re: how do i change to lenny?

Jeff Soules wrote:
On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Jochen Schulz <ml@well-adjusted.de> wrote:

aptitude is the preferred package manager since sarge.

Preferred by whom, for what reason?  I've always been much happier
with apt-get when I want precision, aptitude when I want to browse.
When I upgraded from etch to lenny, apt-get gave me useful feedback
that helped me fix things; aptitude wanted to mark my entire system
for purge, for no specified reason...

For whatever it's worth, I haven't used apt-get for years (and have never been dissatisfied with aptitude). I very rarely use aptitude interactively though (mostly I use it as a drop-in replacement on the command-line for the apt-get commands I used to use).

My memory is that the advice I followed several years ago (to switch from apt-get to aptitude) was due to a slightly better dependency-processing algorithm, but it's possible I've misremembered that detail.


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