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    apt-get vs. aptitude

    Why do people use apt-get when aptitude is apparently better because it handles dependencies better as described here

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...titude-363365/ ?


    I have always wondered this. I will appreciate any input. Thanks

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    Re: apt-get vs. aptitude

    Those forum posts are from 2005. I believe that apt now handles dependencies as well as aptitude.

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    Re: apt-get vs. aptitude

    I've never had any dependency problems using apt, and I use it very often.
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    Re: apt-get vs. aptitude

    apt-get has fewer characters than aptitude.

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    Re: apt-get vs. aptitude

    Quote Originally Posted by BurningSludge View Post
    apt-get has fewer characters than aptitude.
    That did it for me too
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    Re: apt-get vs. aptitude

    Quote Originally Posted by BurningSludge View Post
    apt-get has fewer characters than aptitude.
    Well, only ONE less, but in the grand scheme of things it does add up!
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    Re: apt-get vs. aptitude

    For me it's familiarity, I learned apt-get because that's what most people use, it's syntax is now familiar to me and well understood by me, while aptitudes syntax is similar it's not the same and would require me to delve into a man page to figure it out.

    I understand they are still different but on fairly equal footing these days. Aptitude does have a ncurses gui though.
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    Re: apt-get vs. aptitude

    haha, so basically no difference. hehe

    Well thanks for the responses, I'll let the thread run for another day then I'll mark it as solved.


    Thanks!

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    Re: apt-get vs. aptitude

    for install the lxde in ubunut minimal,

    if i install that thru apt-get means, i can't get the gui login screen and we should start the lxde manually from tty, but thru apittude we can get the login screen and lxde start automaticall...

    so my point of view aptitude install dependicies than apt-get .....
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    Re: apt-get vs. aptitude

    Pretty sure that's because aptitude installs recommends by default, apt-get does not.

    I could be wrong about that.
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