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Old 01-22-2009, 08:34 AM   #1
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apt-get vs Synaptic Package


Could someone explain the difference between apt-get and Synaptic package besides the fact that one is in terminal and one is GUI..for instance do they both go to the same repositories. Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-22-2009, 09:10 AM   #2
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Yes they use the same repositories.
basically they are both front ends for apt, one is text, the other is GUI. I don't think there is any difference in the way they handle packages and dependencies
http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/


Personally I prefer aptitude from the command line in Debian. There are differences between how apt-get and aptitude handle certain things.
 
  


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