Re: Is apt-get still the cool package installer?
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:21:34 -0600
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>For several years, I have enjoyed apt-get as a very powerful
>software install tool that doesn't require a mouse, but I have been
>finding it increasingly problematic over the past year or so. I am
>beginning to suspect that apt-get is becoming aged and neglected.
>Is there a newer/more modern package tool that has been getting
>more development attention that I should be using instead?
I always use apt-get, mostly because I vaguely understand it. That is, I really
prefer Synaptic, but when the command line is more efficient, apt-get is my
But all the people in the know about Debian tell me I should be using aptitude.
I suppose I should switch, but that would require learning new stuff. After a
graduate degree my brain is full, so if I learn new stuff I'll have to delete
some of the old stuff. Bah.