Aptitude installed by default on 13.10?
dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 9 12:21:31 UTC 2013
On 9 April 2013 12:45, Brett Cornwall <brettcornwall at lavabit.com> wrote:
> On 04/09/2013 06:31 AM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
>> Aptitude is a fairly niche and highly technical package.
> I beg to differ:
> Official Debian docs, section 8.1.3 - aptitude:
> "Note that aptitude is the preferred program for daily package management
> from console".
Sure, that's why aptitude is seeded on ubuntu-server images, is in
main and supported.
> Dismissing this as a 'niche' tool hardly counts.
Maybe I was not very explicit - all console applications are "niche"
on the Ubuntu (gui) Desktop. And vice versa, gui-desktop applications
are nice on the Ubuntu (console) Server.
We have aptitude seeded where console is the default interface.
On ubuntu-desktop the default interface is unity with preferred
package management using:
- dash application scope
- software updater
- software center
Depending on the use-case/goal one uses one or combination of above.
> AFAIR, Debian was even trying to discourage usage of apt-get in the day in
> favor of aptitude before Ubuntu decided to drop aptitude in 10.10.
On Ubuntu Desktop we want to discourage usage of command line =) as
there is no need for that for non-developers.
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