Aptitude for package management
Posted on: 07/22/2003 09:26 AM

Debian Planet has posted a quick introduction to Aptitude

If you haven't already, you should stop what you're doing right now and type:

<tt>apt-get
install
aptitude</tt>

I'm continually amazed by <tt>aptitude</tt>, a wonderful and worthy replacement for the venerable <tt>dselect</tt>. With all of the "installing Debian" articles out there, it's amazing we don't see <tt>aptitude</tt> mentioned more often. If more of those writers knew about it, perhaps they would complain less about <tt>boot-floppies</tt>.

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