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

From: Felmon Davis <moelmoel2714@...>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2020 01:59:31 +0200 (CEST)
On Mon, 3 Aug 2020, Felix Miata wrote:

> 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."

I think I understand.

I think I'm a bit more in Deloptes's boat: there is a subset of 
commands I quite often use so the cornucopia of other options is 
something I don't notice.

I get the impression from a quick comparison of the respective man 
pages that 'apt' actually lacks options that 'apt-get' offers. maybe 
I'm misreading.

> 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.

"searching when I don't know what I'm looking for"; sounds like life. 
no man page for that, I guess.

Felmon Davis

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