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Re: upgrade to Wheezy fails with aptitude

On Monday 02 April 2012 22:15:08 Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> As I understand it the latest recommendation is to use apt-get from
> command line and aptitude interactively.

Ah!  Do you not use aptitude at the command line?  Is that what you are 

I never use it any other way.  I tend to forget that it has an ncurses mode.  
Which would explain why I thought that both apt and aptitude can be used for 
day to day operations.  In fact, I am sure that I saw that - but not that it 
was the most recent utterance from on high, and from what you say, it wasn't.


> 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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