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Re: is this sensible?

On 2014-06-25 14:26:03 +0200, berenger.morel@neutralite.org wrote:
> This is the problem with non interactive tools: if you do not master the non
> interactive tool, you do not have real control on it.
> I have learn a lot of things because I used aptitude with it's ncurses
> interface. It features a preview mode, in which you can see why things are
> done. With this knowledge, you will be able to customize the behavior made
> by your update.

In complex cases (like this one?), aptitude is worse than apt-get to
find the right dependencies. It sometimes wants to remove a package
instead of upgrading it, see e.g.


(the ncurses interface, which I always use by default, has the same

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