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

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Tue Apr 10 09:16:04 UTC 2012


Brendan Byrd wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 3:14 AM, Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Let's finally get rid of apt-get and turn them into wrappers.
> >
> > What? Why?
> Well, compare the two:
> * aptitude supports a GUI and has CLI commands for its operation.

Nope. The GUI has just been dropped with 0.6.6-1. But aptitude has a
TUI which apt doesn't have. aptitude has a interactive dependency
solver which apt doesn't have.

> Obviously, one of these is better than the other.

Why? Both serve its own target group. There are people who prefer
aptitude over apt and vice versa.

> There's no point in having two development teams working on
> essentially the same thing.

They don't do. apt is the core library (with its own CLI interface)
around which aptitude builds a TUI and an interactive solver.

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