[breezy] Aptitude broke amarok (never mind, but...)

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Mon Apr 24 17:27:14 BST 2006


On Monday 24 April 2006 11:59, Art Alexion wrote:
> I was using amarok 1.3.8.  The repo (deb
> http://kubuntu.org/packages/amarok-latest breezy main) is no longer
> available.
>
> Aptitude decides to remove the engines and does so before I can ctrl-c to
> stop it.  Now I can't reload them or use amarok because the repo with my
> version was taken down.

OK Google showed me that the new repo is deb 
http://kubuntu.org/packages/amarok-1.3.8 breezy main

Once I added that to the sources.list, updated and then reinstalled, 
everything is fine again.

Now for the "but".  Why would aptitude do this?  I use apt-get for normal 
stuff and it has served me well.  This is the second time I tried aptitude.  
The first time (several months ago), I saw that it was going to break things 
and didn't let it.

When the repo
deb http://kubuntu.org/packages/amarok-latest breezy main 
went down because amarok 1.4 wouldn't compile on breezy I just commented it 
out.  Apt-get had no trouble with this, but aptitude wanted to uninstall 
amarok 1.3.8.

I keep reading that aptitude is better than apt-get, but this seems to counter 
that.

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