[Aptitude-devel] Bug#468897: Bug#468897: aptitude: please implement build-dep and source actions from APT

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 07:14:36 UTC 2012

On 9 April 2012 12:08, Brendan Byrd <sineswiper at gmail.com> wrote:
> Surely this is a simple matter of
> merging code from apt-get into aptitude, right?

Such duplication has been a source of problems with aptitude.

Ignoring that 'apt-get source' is quite usable, if other frontends are
to use this then ideally the code from apt-get would be shifted to
libapt-pkg and be usable from all the frontends.  See

> (Yes, I know, SMOPs
> are a lie...)  Let's finally get rid of apt-get and turn them into
> wrappers.

What? Why?

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