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Tue Oct 21 02:22:47 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.
I challenge you to ever find an instance of aptitude running a command
named "apt". In fact, "apt" is a java tool on my system. "apt" is a
catch-all word for the whole Advanced Package Tool. apt-get isn't
a "front-end" for apt - it IS the command line component of the apt
> 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,
> more precise.
More precise, but essentially wrong. Aptitude _has_ a terminal based
front-end, but it's perfectly possible to use it almost exactly as you use
apt-get. When it comes down to running other binaries, what they both
execute is "dpkg" - just watch the process tree.
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