Author Topic: Interesting bit of info..  (Read 2548 times)

falldown

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Interesting bit of info..
« on: April 25, 2013, 03:31:29 PM »
Perhaps I am just behind the curve here,
But did you know that...
Aptitude will automatically remove any unneeded packages the next time you run it but apt-get and synaptic do not.
Aptitude does 'autoremove' automatically.   ...?

I did not know that apt-get and aptitude functioned differently.  :)

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Re: Interesting bit of info..
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 05:21:00 PM »
I use to use aptitude exclusively, years ago.  Been with apt-get for a few years now.
One thing I like about aptitude is: it's a terminal app as well.
Just type aptitude in the terminal

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Re: Interesting bit of info..
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 08:05:09 PM »
Aptitude is by far a superior app than apt...

Aptitude can hold, locate and manage packages in a cleaner way

The real strength of aptitude is seen when apt breaks and aptitude fixes it... I have seen this too many times to count
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Re: Interesting bit of info..
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 08:52:37 PM »
I have been using it of late.. just one thing to say..
"Goodbye apt.. Hello aptitude"!!

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Re: Interesting bit of info..
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 03:41:52 AM »
Thanks for posting this falldown.
I didn't know this either.
You all go me sold on it.
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Re: Interesting bit of info..
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 06:54:30 AM »
Thanks for this falldown. I had wondered about this myself but never looked into it
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Re: Interesting bit of info..
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 06:15:51 PM »
Hi

Thanks for the info, I have only used apt till now but aptitude from now on
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Re: Interesting bit of info..
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 01:26:02 PM »
Aptitude will automatically remove any unneeded packages only if the program or file was installed with Aptitude. It will not work if installed with apt-get then used aptitude to remove.