Ubuntu-devel-discuss Digest, Vol 43, Issue 19
chrisjones at comcen.com.au
Mon Jun 14 09:16:52 UTC 2010
> It might be worth pointing out that aptitude is preferred over apt-get
> in Debian :
> 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.
>  <
Thanks for your comments mate. I never claimed that dpkg and gdebi done any
more than just that. I was simply pointing out that in addition to apt-get's
functions, there really is nothing that aptitude can technically do that
can't be done already with other built-in tools.
But as pointed out already, it seems my wish has come true. Aptitude will be
included only by default in Server Edition of Maverick.
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