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stephanvaningen
October 22nd, 2008, 05:25 PM
I would like to know the exact difference in behaviour between aptitude and apt-get. As far as I understood a difference is that aptitude upgrades also packages which the to-be-installed-package is dependant on, if newer versions are available, without specifically mentioning the dependant package in the install-statement, while apt-get does not: there you would specifically have to mention the packages which have an upgrade availabe in the repository, also if they are already installed and the to-be-installed package is dependant on it.

Is my understanding correct and complete here?

oldos2er
October 22nd, 2008, 06:10 PM
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/aptitude