Re: apt-get vs Aptitude
On Wed, 19 Mar 2008, Lukasz Szybalski wrote:
> What I ment here was that I can do
> 'apt-cache policy samba'
> but I can't do:
> 'aptitude policy samba'
You can't go apt-get policy samba; either. There are some things for
which tools besides aptitude are the right thing to use, and showing
the policy is one of them. [I don't know if aptitude will ever add a
feature to show this itself, but it doesn't really need to.]
The game of science is, in principle, without end. He who decides one
day that scientific statements do not call for any further test, and
that they can be regarded as finally verified, retires from the game.
-- Sir Karl Popper _The Logic of Scientific Discovery_ §11