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

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 2:24 AM, Celejar <celejar@gmail.com> 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
> upgrades."
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-pkgtools.en.html#s-aptitude

I cannot figure out how to do that with aptitude:

$ apt-get source cmake


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