Distributing Python-programs to Ubuntu users

Olof Bjarnason olof.bjarnason at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 15:00:06 CEST 2009

2009/9/25 Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au>:
> Olof Bjarnason <olof.bjarnason at gmail.com> writes:
>>   - any geeks visiting my blog that are non-Ubuntu (i'll just provide
>> the source code and tell them to apt-get python-pygame)
> Note that for several years now the recommended command-line tool for
> package installation is not ‘apt-get’, but ‘aptitude’ [0]. Compatible
> command-line interface, uses the same back-end library and package
> system, but many improvements in behaviour; especially the distinction
> between manually-requested packages versus automatically-installed
> packages that can be later removed when they're no longer needed.

Great thanks for this info. I just tried running it on a vanilla
Ubuntu system, and it is there.

Most tutorials on the web still (I've read mostly Ubuntu-related
forums) mention apt-get; seems like an error?

> [0] <URL:http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch02.en.html#_basic_package_management_operations>
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