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Re: Is apt-get still the cool package installer?

Celejar wrote:
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:13:22 -0800
John Jason Jordan <johnxj@comcast.net> wrote:

On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:21:34 -0600
sys49152@hushmail.com dijo:


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?


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.

"Note that aptitude is the preferred program for package management
from console both for package installations and package or system



"It is important to understand that the higher level package management tools such as |aptitude| or |dselect| rely on |apt| which, itself, relies on |dpkg| to manage the packages in the system."

As referd by Cellejar lookin on:


"You don't know where your shadow will fall", Somebody.-
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