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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: [SOLVED] Remove configuration files

From: James Freer
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: [SOLVED] Remove configuration files
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 23:19:00 +0000

I've just tried aptitude and i see that they've fixed that glitch - i
needed 70mb removed. That seems to indicate that deborphan isn't so
good after all... so perhaps i've learnt this evening i should stay
with aptitude!


2008/10/31 James Freer <address@hidden>:
> I'd agree that the dependency resolver is superior. But why do most
> folk use apt-get? apt-get is a pain to go through the manual on but
> there are so many switches etc that with knowledge i reckon carefully
> studied it is a better bet. Finding orphaned packages one can use
> deborphan or gtk-orphan (graphical).
> Six months ago i was going to write a manual for aptitude... decided
> it wasn't worth it as so many stick with apt-get.
> james
> 2008/10/31 Yavor Doganov <address@hidden>:
>> Benedikt Ahrens wrote:
>>> it is recommended to stick to one of the alternatives.
>> It is recommended to use aptitude, since it is the best implemented
>> APT frontend and its dependency resolver is superior.
>> (I use only `apt-get build-dep' and `apt-cache show(src)'; the latter
>> only because it is substantially faster compared to the aptitude
>> equivalent.)
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