Yum-like package list?

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Mon Jul 14 16:22:24 BST 2008


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On Monday 14 July 2008 10:00:01 am Phil Bieber wrote:
> You can use either!
> Synaptic and Adept are just graphical frontends and both invoke the
> same programs in the background, namely apt or aptitude. So it doesn't
> matter if you switch between package managers, you can even use them
> both at the same time!

1. Do synaptic & adept use apt-get or aptitude?
2. Its best not to mix aptitude and apt-get because aptitude has some package 
tracking functionality that apt-get does not.  As a result, it does a better 
job of tracking dependencies that are installed with packages and removing 
them if you remove that package, and no other depends on them.  If you mix 
the two, you may miss some of the benefits of aptitude.
3. You can run aptitude in the ncurses/pseudo-gui mode, or as a straight cli 
mode.  With the latter, aptitude is compatible with the apt-get commands.

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