[Gllug] aptitude and source packages

John Edwards john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk
Wed Apr 14 17:07:15 UTC 2010

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 05:54:16PM +0100, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
> 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 Unfortunately, they aren't out of date.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).

This came up during spring last year:

|    John Edwards   Email: john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk    |
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