Questions about: aptitude

I have configured aptitude to write to a log (/var/log/aptitude). It produces output like this; Aptitude 0. 4
You may use: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confdef" -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-confold" dist-upgrade For only specific packages, e. g. mypackage1 mypackage2: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force
On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 8:39 PM, Jes Slow [hidden email]> wrote: > If you look at your extended_states file, there's likely to be a few > packages which have Auto-Installed: 0. These are manually installed, right? > That's what apt-mark s
The new book, The Debian System, goes into great and enlightening detail about that and other subjects . .
[ http://askubuntu. com/questions/1743/is-aptitude-still-considered-superior-to-apt-get ] When I first started with Ubuntu using aptitude was the 'in-thing', with some stated improvements over apt-get. Am I correct in saying that apt-get has now 'cau