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Re: [trinity-users] Apt-get or aptitude to install the TDE?

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2020 18:42:02 -0400
Felmon Davis composed on 2020-08-03 21:59 (UTC+0200):

> On Sun, 2 Aug 2020, Felix Miata wrote:

>> I quit apt-get when I discovered apt quite some years ago. For installing,
>> removing and purging since that discovery, I routinely use only apt. Aptitude I
>> use mostly for searching.

> simply would like to know what the advantage is for you in apt?

> I use apt-get from habit but out of ignorance more than anything else 
> I don't know of a reason to change.

I didn't like the complicated apt* "system" of inexplicable contextual variations,
so spent little time attempting to use any Debians until I discovered what seemed
to be a more evolved replacement, apt, described thus in its man page:

"apt provides a high-level commandline interface for the package management
system. It is intended as an end user interface and enables some options better
suited for interactive usage by default compared to more specialized APT tools
like apt-get(8) and apt-cache(8).

"Much like apt itself, its manpage is intended as an end user interface and as
such only mentions the most used commands and options partly to not duplicate
information in multiple places and partly to avoid overwhelming readers with a
cornucopia of options and details."

In contrast to apt*, yum* and dnf*, openSUSE's zypper encompasses everything in
package management, so there's only one man page to search when you don't know
what you're looking for.
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