Aptitude installed by default on 13.10?

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 9 15:57:54 UTC 2013

On Di, 2013-04-09 at 11:29 -0400, Brett Cornwall wrote:
> On 04/09/2013 08:21 AM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> <snip>
> > 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.
> >
> I don't understand - why don't we just remove apt-get and make users 
> install via the software center? Why not add-apt-repository, scp, top? 
> My suggestion was just to add aptitude because it's the recommended 
> package-management tool from the community that basically makes all the 
> packages possible for this project.
ranting wont get you anywhere ...

aptitude is not the recommended tool in ubuntu and never was (at least
in the 9 years i work on ubuntu) ... if it is recommended anywhere that
is definitely wrong and this recommendation should be adjusted to
all package management and its UI tools revolve around apt since day

you could as well rant about the fact that we dont include dselect by
default ... both are debian tools that arent used in an ubuntu default
installation ...


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