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Re: [vox-tech] Apt-get vs. Dselect
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Re: [vox-tech] Apt-get vs. Dselect

On Fri 11 Mar 05,  9:44 AM, Mark K. Kim <lugod@cbreak.org> said:
> `dselect` is a TUI front-end to `apt-get`.
> Rick Moen recommends using `aptitude` instead of `dselect` but I just
> can't get used to the interface.

That's because you're not using it the right way.  :-)  Try doing whatever
you normally do with apt-get, but do "s/apt-get/aptitude/g".  In other

   aptitude update
   aptitude install wonderpackage
   aptitude remove --purge badpackage
   aptitude dist-upgrade

> Then again, I don't like `dselect`'s

Amen to that!


> interface either.  Someone really needs to fix the key bindings in both
> programs.
> -Mark
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005, Bob Scofield wrote:
> > I'm trying to do a little reading about apt-get when I have the time.  Every
> > once and awhile I see a reference to dselect.  Sometimes I get the impression
> > that apt-get has superceded dselect, and sometimes I get the impression that
> > dselect does things that apt-get doesn't.  My question is this:  is there a
> > good reason for an apt-get user to use dselect?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Bob
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