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Re: upgrade to Wheezy fails with aptitude

On Lu, 02 apr 12, 17:32:44, Lisi wrote:
> On Monday 02 April 2012 10:48:24 Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > I'd suggest this instead:
> >
> >     Note that apt-get now installs recommended packages by default and
> >     is, for its robustness, the preferred program for package management
> >     from console, to perform system installation, and major system
> >     upgrades to releases as of Squeeze.
> >
> > What do you think?
> That isn't how I had understood things - though I feel that you are more 
> likely to be right on this than I am.  As I had understood it, we have gone 
> from aptitude being recommended for everything, to apt-get being recommended 
> for major upgrades and the two of them being equal for day to day use at the 
> command line.

As I understand it the latest recommendation is to use apt-get from 
command line and aptitude interactively.

As it happens I'm doing just that:
- on stable machines I usually just install or purge one or the other 
  package and apply security updates. apt-get is a bit faster for such 
  simple operations
- on the sid install on my laptop I always have aptitude running because 
  I upgrade very often, but also lookup (new) packages, etc. and 
  aptitude's interactive mode is *very* useful when dealing with sid

Hope this explains,
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