Installing .deb packages with apt-get

debian debiani386 at
Fri May 18 00:32:10 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 06:53 +1000, Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Thu, 17 May 2007 22:00:21 +0300
> "Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen at> wrote:
> > I suppose that I'm still
> > paranoid from all the times that yum has screwed up because I did not
> > double check what it was doing.
> My experience has been that apt-get and aptitude do not screw up.
apt-get has never screwed up..never, not in the times that i have used
it. i swear by apt-get.
> Of course, if you do risky things like adding 3rd party repositories, or
> using the wrong ones, you can confuse the issue - but that is not apt's
> fault.
> In general apt is amazingly robust - which is not too surprising, since it
> is a very mature program, and Debian policy ensures that the repositories
> are well set up ( this applies to Ubuntu policy, too)
> In other words, I would not transfer paranoia from another program/distro
> to apt/aptitude.
> Peter

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