Comments on: Aptitude vs Apt-Get https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:00:46 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: olly https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-130273 Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:47:42 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-130273 I don't know, but aptitude solved all problems of my life!!..
thanks for existing, aptitude..
and thank you too, Aaron.. 😉

ah, synaptic??.. the same as apt-get, nothing better..

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By: What is the proper way to keep Ubuntu Server 8.04 updated? - Just just easy answers https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-129558 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 07:23:22 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-129558 […] The aptitude front-end to APT has some nice features compared to apt-get, as outlined in this blog post. However, if you’ve already got a system that you’ve been managing with apt-get, you […]

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By: Gusnan's blog » apt-get or aptitude? https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-117024 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:01:05 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-117024 [...] forums and mailinglists, I often see the debate of apt-get or aptitude appear. I have found this post on another blog which is really interesting, and well worth linking from here. October 9, 2012 | [...]

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By: LOLing at my old PC https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-116207 Sun, 04 Dec 2011 22:21:49 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-116207 [...] http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/fdisk_partitioning.html http://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/ [...]

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By: James https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-116062 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 22:58:02 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-116062 1. Why do "sort" and "aptitude" sort in a different order certain characters?

When will someone fix these annoying things in Linux instead of developing new useless desktop fantasies?

2. When I use:
aptitude search ~dfractal |head

I cannot see the whole descriptions
When will someone fix this annoying thing in bash?

3. When will someone join all the different apt tools in one well designed tool that has the best of all of them instead of so many useless desktop fantasies?

4. "aptitude show" shows some info and "apt-cache show" shows another info.
That is not elegant. Leave that for windoze.

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By: James https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-116061 Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:26:43 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-116061 And Ubuntu, Linux destroyer basterds, want to destroy aptitude and have only apt tools?

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By: Raphaël Hertzog https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115819 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 08:26:58 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115819 Reducing the problem to apt-get vs aptitude is not exactly correct, there are more package managers than just those two. In particular graphical package manager that are probably more attractive for beginners.

And your aptitude praise falls short on my experience, I like some aspect of aptitude but for big upgrades its CLI tends to not work very well.

FWIW, I shared my own point of view in a blog article: apt-get, aptitude, … pick the right package manager for you.

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By: CISCO certification https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115778 Fri, 20 May 2011 13:31:13 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115778 Good article i am definitely going to share this article with my friends on facebook.

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By: Daniel Jonsson's Blog https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115754 Sat, 14 May 2011 09:07:52 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115754 Why Aptitude Is Superior To Apt-Get...

Yesterday I was messing around in the terminal and googeling for cool and useful commands. I had seen the command aptitude being mentioned a few times before in forum threads and such, but I had never tried to use it myself. However, yesterday I did tr...

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By: Daniel Jonsson https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115753 Sat, 14 May 2011 08:48:52 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115753 Great article!
I'm definitely going to use aptitude from now on. 🙂

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By: Tshepang Lekhonkhobe https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115434 Wed, 16 Feb 2011 05:52:34 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115434 When you started listing things like apt-listbugs and deborphan, I thought you were going to show us how to do the same with aptitude. Also, the one thing apt-get beats aptitude is speed (search and show), and yes it noticeable on a Core 2 Duo system.

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By: Linux package management: use aptitude, if your distro has it »Autarchy of the Private Cave https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115371 Sun, 30 Jan 2011 13:43:39 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-115371 [...] the inbox »Linux package management: use aptitude, if your distro has it19th August 2007Found Aptitude vs Apt-Get post. Worth reading – both the post and the comments – if you are looking for a Linux [...]

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By: Too Much Information » Blog Archive » Xen: Lenny dom0 & Lucid domU - Blogging instead of receiving that glazed-over look from my wife… https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-111537 Wed, 01 Dec 2010 16:05:00 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-111537 [...] The first part is to install the Xen hypervisor and a Kernel with the Xen patches. Fortunately, it’s really easy with Debian. You should use aptitude to do so, if you aren’t already using aptitude instead of apt-get you might want to check out the article in parenthesis (http://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/). [...]

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By: jemadux https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-111096 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 21:08:16 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-111096 I think that you tell the differencies
thanks

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By: teo https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-111032 Tue, 03 Aug 2010 05:27:18 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-111032 Aaron, what a good reminder of the old days I went with the same rpm dependencies shits that had burnt so many off my night candles away ! Debian and Ubuntu are finally
the preferable choice agreed!

And most importantly, please continue to write good articles like this one !

Thank you for the inputs ! Cheers!

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By: Thijs https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110938 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 12:33:40 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110938 i hate aptitude for not having an --qq option like apt-get

i have the folowing cron line witch emails me if there is something to be upgraded or if there are errors, else it does its work silendly!!! every night

MAILTO=my@email.tdl
# m h dom mon dow command
31 1 * * * apt-get -qq update && apt-get -qq -s -y upgrade && apt-get -qq autoclean && apt-get -qq autoremove

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By: P.Rudra https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110857 Mon, 10 May 2010 12:35:07 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110857 Are you not doing injustice to opensuse-11.2/10.3? Yast does all these things. I am continually switching between debian-sarge/etch/lenny and opensuse-sled10/10.2/10.3/11.2 and
have found them equal in power.

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By: Aptitude vs Apt-get Comparison « andrewault.net https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110846 Tue, 04 May 2010 02:04:10 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110846 [...] pages I found helpful: http://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/ and http://www.garfieldtech.com/blog/your-debian-aptitude. share and [...]

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By: Antonio https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110729 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 23:17:54 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110729 I don't know, but I like so much more apt.

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By: Evan R. Murphy https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110558 Thu, 24 Dec 2009 09:31:56 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110558 Just the sort of comparison I was looking for to help me wrap my mind around all these *apt* tools. I will immediately give aptitude a shot. Thanks!

Trivial correction (or misunderstanding): didn't you mean "Learn" instead of "Lean" in the second-to-last sentence of your original post?

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By: just saul https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110465 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 17:54:08 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110465 Hey thanks for telling me about this. I started using it and it's awesome! Very robust and easy to use.

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By: ingalex https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110395 Thu, 29 Oct 2009 10:25:37 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110395 Good article! But i prefer to use apt.
Here I've inserted some sources.list for Ubuntu derivated and Debian.
Each sources.list contain more than 200 repository.

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By: Building Firefox (in progress) « Ehren's Blog https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110222 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:27:29 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110222 [...] tipped me off). Unfortunately, this option has not been implemented in Aptitude which I prefer for various reasons (most recommend not mixing the two [...]

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By: manfrom3004 https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110127 Sun, 06 Sep 2009 23:52:25 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110127 This should help alot!!
I never knew about this before...

I always did have probvlems with package management

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By: Vishesh Handa https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110114 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:14:56 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-110114 Really nicely written article. Clear and to the point.

I had read somewhere that you shouldn't use both apt-get and aptitude, and since I had already started using apt-get, I stuck with it.

Now I'm gonna switch. 🙂

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By: Darkstriker https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109954 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:06:59 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109954 Funny how installing programs on Windows is so much simpler. Yet another reason not to switch. Windows 7 FTW!

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By: john https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109888 Sun, 05 Apr 2009 04:57:34 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109888 In fact, Yast package management predates apt and urpmi was developed about the same time as apt. I never had to mess with dependency hell with rpm distros. That's because I used distros that had package management systems.

Package management for Debian probably sucked before apt too.

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By: apt vs aptitude | El Blog de Luis https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109862 Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:48:09 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109862 [...] http://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/ [...]

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By: Switch from apt-get to aptitude on Debian Linux (apt-get v/s aptitude) | Organizing Linux information.... https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109762 Fri, 20 Feb 2009 21:54:12 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109762 [...] The good thing is that aptitude’s command line interface is very similar to apt-get, so it won’t take much time to get use to it. Here are some handy commands mostly taken from here: [...]

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By: Great Article on Aptitude vs Apt-Get | blogt✪sk1 https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109721 Mon, 16 Feb 2009 14:42:55 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109721 [...] Don’t take my word for it. Read it for yourself. [...]

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By: Eight tips for a robust Ubuntu Hardy installation « Learning in Linux https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109582 Sat, 07 Feb 2009 20:09:00 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109582 [...] Here’s a more elaborate discussion of the tool’s merits. [...]

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By: aptitude and apt-get | Cincinnati 2600 https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109508 Tue, 03 Feb 2009 17:47:06 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109508 [...] Read this: http://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/ [...]

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By: 254 packages to be updated - Page 2 | keyongtech https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109421 Sun, 18 Jan 2009 17:24:43 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109421 [...] > It's only really any use if you want a graphical tool from a shell. Not from what I've read. http://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/ Aptitude is the superior way to install, remove, upgrade, and otherwise administer packages on you [...]

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By: Maxwell https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109272 Mon, 05 Jan 2009 00:42:54 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-109272 Isn't package management the following sequence:

# ./configure
[ ... ]
Looking for PACKAGENAME ... no
Please ensure that you have PACKAGENAME (>=x.yy) installed.

# wget ftp://.../packagename_x.yy.tar.gz
# tar zxvf packagename_x.yy.tar.gz
# cd packagename_x.yy
# ./configure && make && make install
[ ... ]
Looking for OTHERPACKAGENAME ... no

[etc.] wget, configure, make
[etc.] wget, configure, make
[etc.] pulls hair out, bangs head on wall

# ./configure
[ ... ]
Ok, run make then make install
# make && make install

Or could I be doing it an easier way?

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By: brad https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-107388 Mon, 01 Sep 2008 05:55:23 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-107388 Thanks

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By: The OS Quest » » Ubuntu Server Project #2: Updating the Install and the Basics https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-88707 Sun, 13 Jan 2008 07:58:44 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-88707 [...] Toponce has a recent article with well laid out logic for aptitude which is based on this older explanation of aptitude. But there does seem to be a minor religious [...]

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By: Pages tagged "Apt" https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-87984 Sat, 05 Jan 2008 22:59:07 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-87984 [...] online community. The best part is ... it's all 100% free! check them out here: Join Hey Nielsen! Aptitude vs Apt-Get saved by 1 others     gillyrudolf bookmarked on 01/05/08 | [...]

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By: S. Beatty Consulting » Blog Archive » An Ubuntu Server 7.04 Installation in VMware https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-81790 Mon, 03 Dec 2007 02:52:01 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-81790 [...] Aptitude vs Apt-Get [...]

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By: Erboristeria https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-81451 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:26:03 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-81451 I prefer use the opensuse distribution.

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By: Munich Unix » Aptitude vs. Apt-Get https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-75476 Fri, 02 Nov 2007 11:36:06 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-75476 [...] read more | digg story [...]

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By: pipomolo https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-74052 Wed, 24 Oct 2007 08:35:38 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-74052 Nice article...

Though i disagree on one point...if you use aptitude to remove a package installed with apt-get, it will perfectly remove all dependencies.

When removing a package, aptitude checks if there will be some unused packages, not caring about the way there were installed...I'm pretty sure aptitude would remove an unused package, even if it had been installed manually, using a dpkg command.

Try it yourself if you need to be convinced of that...there's no problem at all with mixing apt-get and aptitude.

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By: Fyorl https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-69473 Mon, 17 Sep 2007 20:16:15 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-69473 RPM hell no longer exists. It's called YUM.

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By: Telemachus https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-67445 Sat, 01 Sep 2007 23:41:01 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-67445 @Alex Chekholko & Lucato - You can keep Aptitude from automatically installing recommended packages by adding this to the /etc/apt/apt.conf file:

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Aptitude::Recommends-Important "false";

@ Aaron - Nice post. You will be either happy or sad or just amused to hear that this blog entry has led to a four page (and counting) Aptitude vs. apt-get thread on forums.debian.net

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By: links for 2007-08-30 : Greg Palmer https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-67016 Thu, 30 Aug 2007 00:42:30 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-67016 [...] Aaron Toponce » Blog Archive » Aptitude vs Apt-Get (tags: linux tech software) [...]

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By: » Upgrade Ubuntu with apt-get for a smoother transition | Network Administrator | TechRepublic.com https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-66913 Wed, 29 Aug 2007 09:43:45 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-66913 [...] libraries, and modules. While browsing several articles on Digg I came across this one: “Aptitude vs apt-get“. It looks like Aptitude should be the preferred tool given comments like, “Aptitude is [...]

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By: Paulo F. Sedrez https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-65922 Tue, 21 Aug 2007 22:46:47 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-65922 I think the main feature present in aptitude and that I have not seen in apt-get is the hability to downgrade selected packages. It may take a while sometimes, but I can install an older package.

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By: ThomasS https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-65891 Tue, 21 Aug 2007 17:35:39 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-65891 I used apt-get quite some time and then read that "one should use aptitude". But I never really liked it, because I kept on forgetting how to search for packages the right way ("aptitude search ~dkeyword" was not intuitive enough for me).

When I read about wajig, I tried it and it was a delight! So if you are just busy trying out aptitude and have some minutes left, just give it a chance too!

Currently I use yum, trying to learn how to use Red Hat... I like Fedora but its packagesystem has not convinced me yet as much as Debians system did.

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By: shirish https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-65817 Tue, 21 Aug 2007 03:13:40 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-65817 Cool info, I just removed 1 GiB of obsolete packages with

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 sudo aptitude autoclean

What I wonder is when I use if I wanna get rid of the build dependencies & everything of foo how would I go about doing that. The manual of apt-get just says

build-dep
build-dep causes apt-get to install/remove packages in an attempt to satisfy the build dependencies for a source package.

Thanx for a great write-up.

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By: Aptitude vs. apt-get :: Czytelnia https://pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-65790 Mon, 20 Aug 2007 22:10:37 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/#comment-65790 [...] Tłumaczenie na podstawie: Aptitude vs apt-get [...]

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