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Is aptitude really better than apt-get?

To install a package I can "apt-get install" or "aptitude install", to search - "apt-cache search" or "aptitude search". I find these things pretty similar. So what are benefits of aptitude?

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Duplicate: Is aptitude really better than apt-get? –  Gilles Sep 24 '10 at 21:52

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It has a more advanced dependency handling feature and a graphical front-end. On the whole it does not matter and lately I have been using apt-get instead. I believe it also tries to roll the apt-* features into one program.


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