apt-get vs Aptitude
There is a discussion on
that goes like this:
Note that Aptitude is now the default package manager for Etch. Of
course AptGet is not deprecated, just we recommand using Aptitude.
Thanks for your contributions.
-- SalokineTerata 2008-03-08 21:32:16
Is there a replacement for statement like: apt-cache policy samba
-- LukaszSzybalski 2008-03-17 20:15:45
I don't think we should recommend using aptitude : Under aptitude,
package(s) can be under "installation pending" state (especially after
When we instruct someone to install a package, we don't want the
pending installation to occur at that time.
-- FranklinPiat 2008-03-17 23:34:17
Is it safe to recommend using aptitude in online documentation?
Is there a replacement for apt-cache policy samba in aptitude version?
What about instalation pending state under aptitude ?