Eliminate apt-get and "redirect" to aptitude

Registered by usr on 2007-02-26

The documents, the howtos, and the most users use apt-get instead aptitude. For that, I believe it should be to eliminate apt-get (because aptitude is better than apt-get) and "redirect" (with "alias" command) to aptitude.

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I agree with infinitelink. --Rarkenin
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seems to be similar this but a different approach:

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/aptitude-instead-of-apt-get

I second this and I was just coming here to suggest this. However DON'T just "eliminate" apt-get, but rather I suggest that, since the Forums etc. use it so often, when a user types ___ apt-get ___ into a terminal that they should get a message "replace 'apt-get' with 'aptitude' in your command". This way it'll educate people AND not break all the help available. -infinitelink

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