Linux – apt-get vs aptitude

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aptitude vs. apt-get: what is the recommended (aka the “right”) tool to use actually?

What is the difference between apt-get vs aptitude. Which one is better? pros/cons?

Best Answer

  • aptitude is a front-end to APT (Advanced Packaging Tool). It is smarter at resolving dependencies, will install packages markt as recommended by default and is currently recommended to upgrade distributions.

    Furthermore, aptitude can be used with a menu driven interface, while it also provides a commandline interface similiar (but more powerful) then apt-get alone.