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Re: megalomanic aptitude

Stephen Powell <zlinuxman@wowway.com> writes:

> On Mon, 1 Mar 2010 06:41:24 -0500 (EST), Christoph Groth wrote:
>> For years, I've been using apt-get happily.  Now I wanted to switch
>> to aptitude because it is supposed to resolve conflicts better but I
>> find myself unable to tame it.  Any hints are highly appreciated.
> There was a recent post about this.  Search the archives for this list
> (debian-user) for the month of February, 2010.  I don't remember the
> title, but it had something to do with aptitude vs. apt-get.  The
> solution had something to do with "keep-all", or something like that.
> Sorry I don't have time to look it up for you right now.  If you can't
> find it, let me know.

Thank you, "aptitude keep-all" did the trick.  It was not clear to me
from skimming the documentation that aptitude keeps a state beyond that
of dpkg/apt between invocations.


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