Aptitude included in Maverick by default

Ansgar Burchardt ansgar at 43-1.org
Sat Jun 12 06:51:23 UTC 2010


Chris Jones <chrisjones at comcen.com.au> writes:

> 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.

It might be worth pointing out that aptitude is preferred over apt-get
in Debian [1]:

    The preferred program for package management from the command line
    is aptitude, which can perform the same package management functions
    as apt-get and has proven to be better at dependency resolution.

dpkg is not usable for package management and gdebi only makes
installing local deb packages easier by resolving dependencies.


[1] <http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/amd64/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#pkgmgmt>

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