Front end package managers

Derek Broughton news at
Sun Apr 22 15:44:51 UTC 2007

Mark Wallace wrote:

> Yes, I am clear that the other package managers are front ends that wind
> up using synaptic.

Oh boy.  Apparently you aren't very clear.  Other package managers use _apt_
and dpkg, not synaptic, which is just another front-end.

> They are in there because they are more user friendly 
> interfaces.  But because I don't have Linux in front of me at the second I
> don't know if they allow you to change the download source.  They also
> might be selective about what they show up.  

Certainly some are.

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