Ubuntu-devel-discuss Digest, Vol 43, Issue 19

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

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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