apt-get VS aptitude

The fact

aptitude is newer and better than apt-get so it's simple : use aptitude.

Under the change

aptitude by default install recommended packages. So if you want to have only what's necessary and nothing more

  • Create a file in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d (in my case /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20apt-nosuggested)
  • Add these line :
APT::Install-Recommends "0";
APT::Install-Suggests "0";

Published 7th Feb 2011 // #debian

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