Bug#457995: new update/revision announcement pages confusing about aptitude/apt
Philippe Cloutier wrote:
> Le December 27, 2007 03:12:22 pm Jose Luis Rivas Contreras, vous avez écrit :
>> Philippe Cloutier wrote:
>>> Package: www.debian.org
>>> Severity: minor
>>> As its predecessor, http://www.us.debian.org/News/2007/20071227 contains
>>> Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the
>>> aptitude (or apt) package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to
>>> one of Debian's many FTP or HTTP mirrors.
>>> This can confuse readers about what apt and aptitude are, suggesting that
>>> one can use one or the other. This should probably read "by pointing the
>>> Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to
>> You can use one or the other, depending on which one you prefer to use.
> Actually, you have to use APT, since aptitude uses APT. The problem is
> precisely that the announcement suggests that aptitude does not use APT,
> which is already a common misconception.
No, aptitude uses libapt... For an enduser he can choose whatever
package manager to use, though we recommend aptitude (or apt).