Re: apt-get vs Aptitude
On Wed, 19 Mar 2008, Lukasz Szybalski wrote:
> Is it safe to recommend using aptitude in online documentation?
Yes, and it's what should be recommended generally.
> Is there a replacement for apt-cache policy samba in aptitude
Just use apt-cache policy samba; aptitude obeys that just as much as
> What about instalation pending state under aptitude ?
If you've scheduled an install, it's going to be installed. If you
don't want scheduled things to be installed, unschedule them using
aptitude remove foopkg, or use foopkg: or similar.
See aptitude's manpage for details.
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