[Aptitude-devel] apt vs aptitude (was apt vs. SSD computers)

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Tue Dec 11 01:32:17 GMT 2012

Hi Daniel,

Daniel Hartwig wrote:
> If you like to use aptitude most of the time but are disturbed that
> “aptitude upgrade” takes tens of seconds, then use apt-get for that
> operation, it is practically equivalent.  If it presents to you some
> long list of installs and potential conflicts, then you can abort
> and swap to aptitude.  Likewise for basic “install package-foo”
> operations.

I wouldn't recommend to mix aptitude and apt-get until #648313 and
#137771 plus friends are fixed -- except for very rare cases where
aptitude's automatic dependency fixing is unwanted for a moment.

> Be smart about it!

Yeah, that's the "unless you know what you're doing" part. ;-)

		Regards, Axel
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