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#1 Keith1

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:55 PM

Has apt-get gotten "rusty"?

I received this info with a "new player".

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/apt-undo-a-simple-way-of-undoing-apt-actions.html

So, at this point, I'm wondering if any route is better than another - Aptitude, Apt-Undo, SPM? Or..... is it simply a matter of personal preference?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:05 PM

apt-get already does all that.

apt-get remove package

apt-get purge

and others.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:13 PM

Thanks Cryptodan, the reason I asked was because of the comment at the bottom of the article - - -

July 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

apt-get is obsolete.

Try aptitude and Synaptic instead.

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install package_name
sudo aptitude remove package_name

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:14 PM

apt-get will never be obsolete. That is what drives ubuntu's popularity.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:20 PM

Alrighty, thank you, that answered my question. :thumbup2:




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