On Monday 06 June 2005 11:20, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 02:30:32PM -0700, Mark Campbell wrote:
> Why do you people keep thinking this? It's /var/lib/dpkg/available
Because "apt" is the frontend everyone sees? The apt/dpkg
and yum/rpm splits are likely confusing to newbies (not to mention
their being completely obscurely named in the grand old unix
tradition). Though what gets me is apt-cache vs. apt-get. Means you
need to know a pretty damn pointless extra bit of information per apt
subcommand - whether it's associated with the "-cache" or the "-get".
Yum, despite its flaws (themselves much reduced in recent versions), is
much more sensible in that respect.
(of course now debian have missed their chance, apt on the average
unixoid command line is a java "annotation processing tool". )
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