[ubuntu-uk] apt-get vs. aptitude
andy at zrmt.com
Wed Jul 4 05:40:48 BST 2007
I tend to run apt-get if I know the package I wish to install, and it's not got many dependencies. If I'm doing a big upgrade, or installing something that has multiple dependencies and I want more packages, I tend to use aptitude. I'm not sure if this is in any way reflected in the differences between the two - but I find that taking this approach works for me - when I have the time to look deeper into the differences I'm sure I'll find out I've been doing something terribly wrong...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Harrison" <Mark at yourpropertyexpert.com>
To: "British Ubuntu Talk" <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: 04 July 2007 11:29:11 o'clock (GMT) Europe/London
Subject: [ubuntu-uk] apt-get vs. aptitude
I've been reading a bit on the differences between apt-get and aptitude.
I'm interested to know which others on the uk-ubuntu list are using (and
Oh, and I guess that Synaptic users are welcome to contribute as well,
though I don't have a GUI on the bulk of my Ubuntu machines, so it's not
an option for me :-)
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