Aptitude included in Maverick by default

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com
Fri Jun 11 23:10:57 UTC 2010

On 11 June 2010 23:40, Chris Jones <chrisjones at comcen.com.au> wrote:
> I was discussing this issue with some other members on #ubuntu+1 irc just
> yesterday. Should aptitude be included in Maverick by default?
> I can't see any valid reason of why it should be. We already have apt-get,
> dpkg and gdebi. And between the 3 of those, all bases are already covered.
> So I believe one has to raise the question.
> I'm not aware of how much space aptitude actually consumes, but the space
> could be better used for something more useful and/or important.
> Regards

Debian aptitude is at, while ubuntu's aptitude is at

I don't know why there is such a large version difference though and
how much work needs to be done to merge these two together.

Aptitude is able to handle downgrades better than synaptic/apt-get
this was the only way for me to downgrade from my personal
experimental gcc-4.5 toolchain on Lucid back to the default 4.4


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