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Old 09-15-2005, 05:22 AM   #16
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Synaptic has also a sources.list editor, which aptitude lacks. And you can use various search filters in synaptic while aptitude can perform only very basic (although fast!) package searches. My main gripe against synaptic is that it sorts (at least it did the last time I tried synaptic) packages under strange groups while aptitude follows the same familiar package grouping that you can find in the official web interface: http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages
 
Old 10-01-2008, 09:27 PM   #17
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If I install anything using apt-get and its dependences, then if I remove that using aptitude will it remove everything?? Thanks.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 09:42 PM   #18
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If I install anything using apt-get and its dependences, then if I remove that using aptitude will it remove everything?? Thanks.
No. And reviving long dead threads is juvenile and unhelpful.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 09:00 AM   #19
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No. And reviving long dead threads is juvenile and unhelpful.
I disagree. I would neither thought of this particular matter nor found thread had this post been revived. I am not an expert, I would know terminal from turkey. I am learning. Any place I can learn is a big help. So, yes, it can be useful.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 02:20 AM   #20
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is worth noting that Synaptic is a front end for apt-get .. or is that changing with Koala's newly branded apps shop or whatever it's called?

.. so if you use synaptic to install/remove stuff, you are apt-getting, as opposed to aptituding, if you'll excuse the ings n tings.

then again, maybe apt-get and aptitude are more cooperational these days anyhow .. with a full upgrade twice a year, if you elect to fupgrade, I guess it clears a lot of cobwebs.

.. also, gtkorphan is a worthy install. it finds orphaned packages for safe removal. great for those with LTS editions or appoholics.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 09:42 AM   #21
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i've just always found the console my preferred upgrade method
 
Old 12-19-2009, 06:26 PM   #22
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Aptitude is said to deal with dependencies better than apt-get. For example, say you install a package which automatically installs some library packages because it depends on them. When you remove this package with apt-get, it won't remove the libraries this package installed, although they aren't used anymore.

When you install that package with aptitude and remove it with aptitude, aptitude 'detects' that those library packages aren't used anymore and will therefore automatically remove thm.
Won't apt-get do the same with "autoremove" (sudo apt-get autoremove) ?
 
Old 01-11-2011, 09:39 PM   #23
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Yes apt-get will with 'autoremove'. Aptitude isn't the best anymore, IMO. Apt-get with Synaptic combined is awesome and I use it exclusively. Debian and Sidux have recommended apt-get a long time. I think at one point Aptitude was preferable a few years ago, but the perpetuation of that has become a myth ....I'm going to RHEL anyway so who cares

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Old 01-12-2011, 12:59 PM   #24
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No, Debian still recommends aptitude over apt-get.. and has for years.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #25
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I'm going to RHEL anyway so who cares
So why are you trolling the Debian forum with your opinion?.
Not to mention dragging up an old thread.

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Old 01-12-2011, 02:36 PM   #26
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No, Debian still recommends aptitude over apt-get.. and has for years.
For some loose definition of 'still'. The reference you give relates to upgrading etch to lenny. The current Debian GNU/Linux FAQ, http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-pkgtools.en.html makes no reference to a preferred tool. In fact a telling line is:

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It is important to understand that the higher level package management tools such as aptitude or dselect rely on apt which, itself, relies on dpkg to manage the packages in the system.
I think that once upon a time it mattered whether you used apt-get or aptitude but it is now all the same under the hood.

Edit: I really must read ore carefully:

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Note that apt-get now installs recommended packages as default and is the preferred program for package management from console to perform system installation and major system upgrades for its robustness.
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Note that aptitude is the preferred program for daily package management from console.

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:17 PM   #27
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So why are you trolling the Debian forum with your opinion?.
Not to mention dragging up an old thread.
I'm still using Debian...the only troll post I see is yours. Guess I was wrong about what Debian recommends, but that's all. I abhor Aptitude after a few years with it. Just my opinion, and others as well....such as the AptoSid folks.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 05:40 PM   #28
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@demosthenese Lenny is still stable, so it's not that out of date in Debian terms. Thanks for the link you found though.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 06:56 AM   #29
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the only troll post I see is yours
And you have decided to ignore the points I made.Never mind.

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Guess I was wrong about what Debian recommends
Partially.
And the apt-get versus aptitude debate will continue.

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I abhor Aptitude after a few years with it
Then don't use it.Simple.

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Just my opinion, and others as well...
Which goes back to the first line of my first post.

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such as the AptoSid folks.
So go tell them how much you like apt-get and how aptitude sucks,you'll fit right in.
 
  


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