[Gllug] aptitude and source packages

Martin A. Brooks martin at hinterlands.org
Wed Apr 14 16:54:16 UTC 2010

On Wed, April 14, 2010 16:20, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> Unfortunately, they aren't out of date.  They're deeply misguided, but
> there are plenty of idiots touting aptitude as your first-line package
> management tool today.

I got in to the habit of typing "aptitude install..." instead of "apt-get
install" when aptitude has better dependency tracking.

I realise that apt-get caught up and so I could go back to using it.

What makes you describe the use of aptitude as idiotic?

(I'm not attempting to start a flamewar here, I'm genuinely curious).

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