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Re: Mixing apt-get and aptitude

Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org>:
>  On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 11:13:26PM +0000, s. keeling wrote:
> > T o n g <mlist4suntong@yahoo.com>:
> > > 
> > >  I used to use either apt-get or aptitude to install packages. Is it
> > >  OK to do so?
> > 
> > Joey Hess wrote a long critique in here a couple of years ago, saying
> > essentially yes.  aptitude (I thimk) logs more of its actions than
>  Old information may not be valiad for new apt-get :-)
>  You may see change in release note:
>   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=411280

Um, "Old information?"  Yours was from sarge --> etch!  2.6.8 kernel!

I've my own complaints about pkg managers (*everything* drags in
CUPS!), but I still think Joey understands this stuff better than we
ever will.  Perhaps he'll deign to update his assessment of the

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