[Beowulf] Parallel Development Tools

andrew holway andrew at moonet.co.uk
Wed Oct 17 03:50:31 PDT 2007

Not a fan of aptitude, Like command line me :)

On 17/10/2007, Tim Cutts <tjrc at sanger.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 17 Oct 2007, at 10:30 am, andrew holway wrote:
> > Apt-cache with a bit of grep is a powerful tool indeed.
> >
> > $apt-cache search foo | grep bar
> >
> > everyone I work with however prefers yum. They regard Debian as being
> > a bit backward.
> I'm not familiar with yum, so I can't really comment.  However, apt-
> cache is of course the "previous" generation of package management
> tools, and these days aptitude is recommended instead.  I guess you
> could say that apt-{get,cache} are to aptitude as apt-rpm was to
> yum.  I guess these things are always likely to leap-frog each other,
> as each distro sees what's good and bad in the current tools
> available with other distros, and copies/improves those features as
> appropriate.
> I've been reading the aptitude documentation this morning, as it
> happens, and there's all sorts of useful stuff it can do above what
> apt-cache could manage, and it's solved a number of long-standing
> problems I've had...  in particular its search functionality is
> *much* improved over apt-cache.
> Tim
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