ubuntu & kubuntu

Thorny thorntreehome at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 15:31:16 UTC 2008

On Sat, 18 Oct 2008 11:35:50 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:

> Mario Guenterberg wrote:
>> Aptitude is a "front-end" for apt-get and does the same. You can do
>> install, update and remove packages with both of the utilities.
> Actually, aptitude and apt-get are very similar (at least at the command
> line) front-ends for dpkg - aptitude never calls apt-get.

Derek, in my normally picky-picky mode I would make this comment. Aptitude
is a front end for apt which was crafted as a front end for dpkg. Apt-get
is a command line tool for apt and aptitude is a terminal based front end
for apt. Minor difference from what you wrote, but, strictly speaking,
I think it is more precise.

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