Using wajig for installing packages in debian
I have recently installed debian and found 'Wajig' to be a great package manager. It obviates the need for using different commands like apt-get, apt-cache, dpkg, deselect, aptitude etc. For quick searching and installation it is better than synaptic. It has numerous options covering virtually every aspect of package management. In many ways one is reminded of the famous package manager 'pacman' of Archlinux. I only wish there were a few more features there.
The first is colored output (as is there with 'yaourt', another good package manager of Archlinux). IMHO commandline programs with colored output are a separate class as compared to those without colored output and they are better than gui for many tasks.
Other feature (which is there in 'yaourt') is that one should only need to give a command: 'wajig <pkgname>' and the output (colored) should show the search result WITH status (whether installed or not) AND (brief) information AS WELL AS an option to install package(s) found. Hence minimal command line input combines 4 very commonly used options: search, status, info and install.
I only want to know why this program is not more frequently recommended (as compared to dpkg or apt-get)?
Last edited by rng; 12-03-2012 at 09:06 AM.