aptitude vs. apt-get
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Wed Oct 5 19:40:58 UTC 2005
Will H. Backman wrote:
> Is it true that aptitude should be used instead of apt-get?
Is it true that you want all unneeded dependencies to be removed when you
remove a package? :-)
You don't _need_ to use aptitude, but since it cleans up nicely after
itself, and has a command line syntax that's virtually identical to
apt-get, I prefer to.
I haven't made any attempt to use aptitude's curses interface, though - it's
uglier than dselect.
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