Aptitude vs. apt-get
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 13 20:35:16 BST 2009
What are the differences between the two? I typed in sudo apt-get install
updates and did not get the response I expected. Then I typed in sudo
aptitude and got what I expected. I thought they were pretty much the same.
Was I wrong? Additionally, while I am learning this process, I try to use
kdesudo most of the time, but when installing new applications I usually use
sudo apt-get. I realize that kdesudo is for GUI aps, so that part is not
confusing. Yet sudo apt-get usually works for GUI's as well, I believe. I
have used aptitude the least, but have it installed, and in the case of
updates and safe-upgrades it seem to work the best. Don't bother if this is
too stupid a question, I would just like to make a permanent memory of the
differences. I suspect I will learn this in time anyway. Thanks!
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