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Postby llivv » 2010-01-21 17:20

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Re: Package Dedendency Resolution

Postby Jackiebrown » 2010-01-27 11:22

I find aptitude works best when you have a dependency that needs to reach into experimental to resolve. Also, aptitude offers to downgrade a package to resolve a depency issue.

With both cases above, apt merely fails and says that it could not install x dependency.

I think if you run a mixes system, aptitude is by far the better between it and apt-get.

dpkg does not resolve dependencies.

synaptic is useful if you need to garphically see what you are doing. Unfortuantely, it is not as versitile as aptitude.

wajig I never could get use to typing :)

I personally use synaptic for most updates and installing and use aptitude when synaptic cannot resolve a dependency. I keep hoping aptitude-gtk will reach the visual maturity of synaptic
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