Installing .deb packages with apt-get

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Wed May 16 17:41:46 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 17:56 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Then why to apptitude function as front ends for apt-get? 

Who says it does? I don't believe this is the case, and the man page
states that it is a "high-level interface to the package manager". Note
that the package manager is called "apt", so aptitude might be described
as "a front-end to apt", which is where the confusion may come from.
E.g. the package description says:

aptitude is a terminal-based apt frontend with a number of useful
features, including: a mutt-like syntax for matching packages in a
flexible manner, dselect-like persistence of user actions, the ability
to retrieve and display the Debian changelog of most packages, and a
command-line mode similar to that of apt-get.

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