AMLJ wrote:Aptitude is a more powerful front-end to apt-get, that's why I recommend using it...
--aptitude offers easy access to all versions of a package.
--aptitude makes it easy to keep track of obsolete software by listing it under "Obsolete and Locally Created Packages".
--aptitude includes a fairly powerful system for searching particular packages and limiting the package display. Users familiar with mutt will pick up quickly, as mutt was the inspiration for the expression syntax.
--aptitude can be used to install the predefined tasks available.
--aptitude in full screen mode has su functionality embedded and can be run by a normal user. It will call su (and ask for the root password, if any) when you really need administrative privileges.MeanDean wrote:forget them both....use wajig
Could you please tell me the advantages. I guess I didn't see it in the documentation I read sometime ago, about Debian package management. Maybe I just missed that part.
Thanks in advance.
Not that this thread is the place for discussion on it but it was not that you recommend using aptitude that I have a problem with. It is the fact that you made it appear wrong that many of our users use apt-get instead. I myself recommend aptitude but I refuse to discount anyone who prefers to use apt-get instead. They are both good tools and when one knows and understands the benifits and limatations of both, there is no reason it is wrong for someone to use either tool. If you would like to discus this further, I ask that you would create another thread to do so. Send me a PM with it's address if you like and I will be happy to partisapate in it. This thread is intended to solely be used for tips to our new members and not for a general discussion of things. Again, the only reason I have replied is because you chose to be disrespectful of our members that use apt-get by implying that they are somehow committing an attrosity by doing so. While I support your right to voice your opinion here, I will not tollerate disrespecting others and "their" rights. Intended or not you did this in how you chose to word things. If it wasn't intended, please be more thoughtful of others when posting.