Re: how to put packages on hold -- permanently
El mié, 30-12-2009 a las 21:46 +0100, Javier Barroso escribió:
> On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 8:41 PM, Consultores Agropecuarios
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > El mié, 30-12-2009 a las 00:20 +0100, Robert David escribió:
> >> Did you consider using aptitude as your main package manager?? It will solve
> >> these problems easily. I just hold packages that I need to be hold and
> >> aptitude works great.
> >> I dont understand why so many people today use pure apt-get for everyday
> >> package management.
> >> Robert.
> > I prefer apt-get and dselect, because they are simply clear. As example,
> > aptitude used the command # aptitude upgrade, but now it is aptitude
> > safe-upgrade; it is absolutely absurd, because the word "safe" can have
> > any meaning except safe! if i use safe-upgrade, it installs buggy
> > packages, then where is the safe-upgrade?
> safe-upgrade == aptitude won't install any new package, only will
> upgrade your packages to newer versions when it won't require
> installing new dependencies, which are less buggy generally than
You are having troubles with "generally", which include by itself that
something "buggy" could go on it. And, again with "i prefer", it means,
"i have chosen", then i am not asking for your opinion or viewpoint!
> aptitude curses interface help you when you have many versions of the
> same package to choose the version and its deppends. Browsing packages
> there, is a great feature , you can sort packages with any criterion.
> You can also browse between various solutions if no one is the frankly
> With aptitude you can search even by maintainer, upgradable packages
> or many other criteria 
> > Another example is when i use apt-buglist or something similar; aptitude
> > offers me many unclear options, and the most options offered are totally
> > unclear.
> Reporting whishlist level bugs about that 'unclear' options could help
> to improve these options descriptions
Yes, but for the people who are interested on it; i am not one of them!
>  http://algebraicthunk.net/~dburrows/projects/aptitude/doc/en/ch02s03s05.html
> PD: Of course you can play minesweeper too :) :
I could not know, what part of the text should be eliminated.