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What are benefits of aptitude compared to apt-get? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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What's the difference between package managers?

What are the differences between apt-get, aptitude, and synaptic, and which one is the recommended choice for normal day-to-day package management? This is a basic question, but I think it'd be good ...
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What's difference of apt-get and aptitude? [duplicate]

What is difference of apt-get and aptitude? Does both of them use same repositories? Which one is better?
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Get package description using apt

How do I get the prosaic description of a package using apt? I tried both apt-cache show and apt-cache showpkg but no luck. Using synaptic it's easy as typing the package name and the description is ...
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The Medibuntu Project has come to an end - what do I do now?

The Medibuntu Project has come to an end: what do I do now? How do I find packages on my system which came from medibuntu? The previous question seems to list medibuntu packages explicitly - is there ...
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what does “sudo apt-get install aptitude” do?

I am completely new to linux and hence Ubuntu. Though i have been using the Ubuntu OS on my system for a while, it is for the first time I am trying to learn the nuances and hence starting with the ...
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Unable to install Emacs 24 from ppa:cassou/emacs

I followed the following instructions to install Emacs 24 on my machine (borrowed from: http://www.mikeyboldt.com/2011/11/30/install-emacs-24-in-ubuntu/): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs ...
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How can I make apt-get upgrade the kernel, similarly to aptitude?

Installed new Ubuntu Server 12.04 on Windows Azure After apt-get upgrade, console shows: The following packages have been kept back: linux-image-extra-virtual linux-image-virtual linux-tools linux-...
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What is apt-get equivalent of “aptitude why”?

In this answer, I came across this command: aptitude why firefox aptitude whylooks like an useful command but I don't want to install aptitude just for that. What is the apt-get equivalent of ...
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Unable to install KVM on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install KVM on Ubuntu 16.04, but I am getting stuck at very beginning. I am unable to find the packages. Can someone help me? I did sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm ...
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Can't upgrade packages, it gets stuck on openjdk-6-jre-headless

I am using Ubuntu Maverick (server). When I run: apt-get upgrade it gets stuck on: Setting up openjdk-6-jre-headless (6b20-1.9.7-0ubuntu1) ... Why? And what can I do to stop it? I tried removing ...
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How to make Aptitude clean up old kernels?

On my laptop, I have several gigs of old kernels lying around, with package names such as linux-image-some_number-generic, linux-image-extra-some_number-generic, linux-headers-some_number, linux-...
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New apt tool vs. aptitude

Ubuntu Utopic has recently introduced a new package management frontend named apt (manpage) which provides a sort of high-level interface to tools apt-get, apt-cache and some other tools in the apt-* ...