What is difference of
aptitude? Does both of them use same repositories?
Which one is better?
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aptitude is supposed to be a user level program whereas
apt-get is supposed to be used by higher level programs. It just turns out
apt-get is easy to use so people just use it instead of the higher level managers like
aptitude is more user-friendly because it adds a layer of abstraction away from
apt-get is more user-friendly than
dpkg for the same reason. It's really down to the user's knowledge and what works best for them.
apt-get use the same repositories. Let it be clear that
aptitude does not itself run
apt-cache etc.. I merely mean to point out that
aptitude is a higher level package manager.
aptitude- High level of abstraction
dpkg- Low level of abstraction
aptitudeare both front ends to
dpkg. Use one or the other but be consistent.
aptitudeis newer and is suppose to be easier to use. It also unifies some of the
apt-*functions. You can use
aptitudeto search and install while with
apt-cachefor installation and searching respectively.
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