[Nottingham] Ubuntu apt-get issue
sergiusz at pawlowicz.name
Mon Jun 1 14:28:33 UTC 2009
On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 14:59, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> Sergiusz Pawlowicz wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 14:18, Peter Taylor <nickstone at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The first lines on the Synaptic site are
>>>> Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides
>> The same features but different program. In the same way Windows is
>> related to Linux.
> I imagine the apt-get / Synaptic dependence to be:
> Synaptic GUI (+ GTK+ dependencies)
> A good part of *nix is where you have (many minimal) commandline
> utilities or libraries that are then combined and 'presented' to the
> user through a more convenient user interface such as a GUI or through a
> more 'friendly' commandline.
> Just as Mandriva's "urpmi" is a 'wrapper' to the underlying "rpm"
> command, is not the same for Synaptic utilising the apt-get
> commands/libs to get the job done?
> Note that such as urpmi and Synaptic can include their own additional
> functionality also.
> A very good part of *nix is that you do not need to "reinvent the wheel"...
Martin, again: synaptic is not a wrapper to apt-get.
They are working _independently_, you can
# rm `which apt-get`
and synaptic will still work.
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