Debfoster deprecated :( Aptitude doesn't like me
Okay so now what do I do since one of my favorite little command-line programs has been discontinued? I ran the script to convert all my debfoster info to aptitude, but I have no clue where it went or how to actually make use of it.
Maybe it's just that I'm more of a DOS person than a Unix person. I don't mind command line, but I sure don't like long, complex, strangely coded commands that seem to be required to make aptitude do some of the tasks that were so simple in debfoster. Supposedly aptitude has all the functionality of debfoster, but I sure don't see it. If I stop using debfoster, it looks like I may have to stop using Synaptic and apt-get as well (because they don't keep the "records" like aptitude does, and I won't have debfoster to help me go through the whole list)! That would seriously stink.
I'm a bit bitter about this. I think aptitude should have been deprecated in favor of debfoster (don't anyone shoot me).
Okay, aside from the philisophical ramblings, how do I use aptitude the way I did debfoster? I really liked the way debfoster, on first run, listed nearly every single package for my approval and gave convenient options for any preferred method for the disposal of unwanted software. I just can't figure aptitude out at all.