Re: Is apt-get still the cool package installer?
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:21:34 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org in gmane.linux.debian.user wrote:
> 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 use aptitude due to the fact that I received advice on this very
list to use it as the preferred package manager several years ago.
Supposedly it's better at resolving dependencies than apt-get. It
works similarly from the console/term as apt-get.