aptitude is a package manager for Debian GNU/Linux systems that
provides a frontend to the apt package management infrastructure.
aptitude is a text-based interface using the curses library, it
can be used to perform management tasks in a fast and easy way.
aptitude provides the functionality of
apt-get, as well as many additional features not found in either
aptitude offers access to all versions of a package.
aptitude logs all its actions in
aptitude makes it easy to keep track of obsolete software by
listing it under "Obsolete and Locally Created Packages".
aptitude includes a fairly powerful system for searching
particular packages and limiting the package display. Users familiar with
mutt will pick up quickly, as
mutt was the
inspiration for the expression syntax.
aptitude tracks which packages have been installed due to
dependencies and removes them automatically when the packages that needed them
are removed from the system.
aptitude can automatically install Recommended:
aptitude in full screen mode has
embedded and can be run by a normal user. It will call
ask for the root password, if any) when you really need administrative
You can use
aptitude through a visual interface (simply run
aptitude) or directly from the command line. The command line
syntax used is very similar to the one used in
example, to install the foo package, you can run aptitude
aptitude is the recommended program by Debian to install
a package and/or to upgrade your system.
For more informations, read the manual page