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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Just curious, good sir, why you might be using dpkg instead of some member of the illustrious apt family: apt-(get|cache), or even aptitude?

    Personally, I've had excellent results with the above, and only resort to dpkg to manually resolve dependancy problems when dabbling in testing or unstable releases.   I don't care much for using the aptitude GUI as it gives me nasty flashbacks to dselect, but in CLI form, it's treated me quite well - aptitude (update|upgrade|clean|remove|purge|etc) packages.   The benefit I've noticed of aptitude CLI over apt is that the former logs its actions to the /var/log/aptitude file.

        hoping to learn something new debianish,
        ybiC