On Friday 07 October 2016 15:43:17 Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2016-10-04 22:51:34 +0100, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > On Tuesday 04 October 2016 08:25:46 Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > > my position remains the same:
> > > aptitude is poorly designed.
> > Fine. So don't use it. But moaning won't help anyone, not even you.
> > You don't like Aptitude. We get the message. So don't use Aptitude.
> And what do you propose instead?
I don't use Sid, so haven't tested out which package managers are good for it
when there are problems, but how about looking at apt or apt-get? Ben says
that he has great success with apt-get. Apt-get is much less aggressive than
aptitude - but less fully featured.
If I use aptitude with a large number of upgrades, I try to break it up. At
the very least I do
# aptitude update
#aptitude -s safe-upgrade
# aptitude safe-upgrade
# aptitude -s full-upgrade
# aptitude full-upgrade
Thus giving me a chance to sort out problems before I wreck my system!
Then nothing gets removed if I don't want it to be.
And there are tricks like:
If you ask what people find good for that particular problem, I am sure you
will get a lot of helpful replies.