Aptitude vs apt-get
Aug 14, 2007, 09:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Toponce)
"Being an Ubuntu/Debian user (yes, I use and advocate both), I
have fallen in love with the Advanced Packaging Tool, also known as
apt. Before Ubuntu, I played in the world of RPM hell, with distros
such as Red Hat itself, Mandrake (as it was called back then), and
even SuSE. I would find some piece of software, try to install it,
only to find that it would choke, saying that it relied on some
certain dependencies. I would install the dependencies, only to
find conflicting versions with newer software. Hell indeed. So when
I discovered the Debian way of installing software, I wondered why
no one had mentioned it to me before. It was heaven. This is the
way to software, I thought.
"So, as any new user to the world of apt learns, apt-get is the
way to install software in your system..."