making deborphan obsolete?

Lutzer M.Lutzer at
Tue Apr 11 21:37:59 UTC 2006

As far as I understood aptitude could be a more powerfull replacement to
apt-get. Are there plans to drop apt-get? Would it possible to do so and
provide a symbolic link or alias to aptitude for example to keep

Mario Vukelic schrieb:
> On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 22:31 +0200, Lutzer wrote:
>> But I'm not sure about the purpose of Aptitude. Is it a
>> replacement for apt-get/cache or is the goal to provide a terminal
>> based
>> frontend to compete with e.g. Synaptic? 
> This is a misconception furthered by the fact that apt-get has been
> around for a long time, and alternatives took some time to be developed.
> Apt-get never was intended to be used by users in the first place; it
> was always the plan to provide friendlier tools. This is the first
> section of the apt-get manpage:
> apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be
> considered the  user’s  "back-end"  to  other  tools  using  the  APT
> library.  Several "front-end" interfaces exist, such as dselect(8),
> aptitude, synaptic, gnome-apt and wajig.

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