My ongoing debate (with myself) APT vs. aptitude
So, i've had a lot of time on my hands, been reading around and i found aptitude (a frontend to APT) is the recommended program for installing and upgrading software on (at least) debian.
I was planning on using it next time i installed debian, but found this bug:
It seems pretty serious, and i'm not sure if i want to rely on a program with a bug that serious to install all my software with. Though i could probably just use the command line counterpart for everything (I don't really know how to navigate the UI anyway).
So, has anybody used it? What are your experiences with it?
Here are some good things i've read about it:
Aptitude has the additional advantage that it remembers which
packages were installed at your request instead of as dependencies, and can
automatically remove those dependencies if you uninstall the packages that
caused them to be installed.
Which is something that apt doesn't do, and i've had problems with in the past. Also it supposedly installs recommended packages by default (which can be turned off)