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Re: the new apt-get recommendation

Okay, I misunderstood that it was only for upgrading Debian 5 to 6. I thought 
it was for upgrading packages. Thanks

On Saturday February 5, 2011 11:00:37 am Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 05, 2011 at 10:22:23AM -0500, Kete wrote:
> > Hello, why have the authors of the Debian 6 release notes chosen to
> > recommend apt-get? Just a few months ago, I read some other official
> > documentation recommend aptitude. Why is Debian flip flopping? Now, I
> > have to learn apt's commands, and already, an apt-cache search doesn't
> > tell me which packages are installed.
> Follow the instructions given for upgrades in the release notes and you
> should be fine.
> Crucially, you may need to upgrade kernel/dpkg/apt/aptitude _FIRST_ or do
> certain steps in order. That's normally how it goes.
> This may depend on appropriate dependency resolution and which of apt /
> aptitude resolves dependencies best or behaves best in a dist-upgrade
> situation.
> This doesn't mean that you have to use apt ever after, though you will find
> that both apt and aptitude now share common databases and play nicely
> together.
> Oh, and did I mention to read the release notes and follow them ? :)
> Hope this helps,
> AndyC

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