Aptitude installed by default on 13.10?

Brett Cornwall brettcornwall at lavabit.com
Tue Apr 9 16:55:13 UTC 2013

On 04/09/2013 12:54 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> Debian endorsements or discouragements for aptitude are not very
> relevant for what ubuntu should ship by default on ubuntu desktop.
> And apt-get is the default upgrade tool in debian.
> [1] http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/i386/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html#upgradingpackages
> We cannot replace apt-get easily on the Ubuntu Desktop as it's a
> reverse dependency for software-centre/aptdaemon/software scope.
> Thus "apt-get" in ubuntu desktop, is merely a by product of being used
> as a reliable resolver, which good user interface and experiences are
> build on top.

Thank you for a good explanation.

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