Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 19th Mar 2006 02:24 UTC
Linux "The recent emphasis of the Linux community has been on desktop distros that make it easy to install and configure the system without venturing beyond the GUI. Despite the success of these beginner-friendly systems, a significant segment of the Linux population prefers a simpler approach. These back-to-basics users want clarity, stability, and speed, and they do not care about the proliferation of redundant tools and glossy configuration helpers that populate the GUI-based systems. In the past, no-frills Linux users gravitated to systems such as Slackware, Gentoo, or Debian, but another back-to-basics distro is gaining favor among the Linux faithful: Arch Linux."
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jaboua
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2005-09-08

Does apt support recursive removal?

This is subjective, but I like the interface when downloading and the configuration files better...

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jaboua Member since:
2005-09-08

With the interface when dowenloading, I mean compared to apt-get - I haven't tried any other CUI apt frontends then apt-get and aptitude (which I don't like), but synaptic looks good

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da_Chicken Member since:
2006-01-01

Does apt support recursive removal?

Aptitude checks the dependencies for packages to be removed and if no other package needs them, the dependencies are also automatically removed. Aptitude has two interfaces: the command line interface and the ncurses interface that you can also use for browsing the available packages (and their dependencies). Aptitude can also show the changelist history for any given package, installed or not-installed.

One can also install apt-listchanges that shows the changelist history automatically whenever you install a package that has had major changes. And you can install apt-listbugs that automatically checks bug reports for all packages to be installed and warns if there are bugs that haven't yet been fixed.

With APT you can easily build your own binary packages (and their dependencies) from source. APT has also extensions that allow you to build your whole system from source with your own optimizations -- just like in Gentoo.

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jaboua Member since:
2005-09-08

Hmm, Guess I got to try aptitude again... I got an ubuntu box in the other room to test on, thanks for the clarification.

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