Provided by: cupt_1.5.13_all bug

NAME

       cupt_vs_apt - overview of things Cupt and APT differ in

ADVANTAGES

   Core
       ·   pins can be specified also by source package

       ·   negative pin values don’t strictly prevent version to be installed

       ·   correctness of APT options is checked

   Search
       ·   ’search’ command searches all versions of package, not policy or
           installed ones

       ·   ’search’ command can search case-sensitively (’--case-sensitive’
           switch)

   Interface
       ·   ’show’ command can show release description (’--with-release-info’
           switch)

       ·   ’/<distribution’ and ’=<version>’ suffixes can be used with
           ’depends’ and ’rdepends’ commands

       ·   ’policysrc’ command

       ·   ’shell’ command

   Managing packages
       ·   ’satisfy’ command is present

       ·   two types of multi-case problem resolvers available (see --resolver
           in cupt(1))

       ·   worker passes ’--force-*’ options to dpkg only when really needed,
           not always

       ·   source versions of the same binary packages can be synchronized by
           resolver (see option cupt::resolver::synchronize-source-versions)

   Downloading
       ·   HTTP redirects can be followed (see acquire::http::allow-redirects
           in cupt(1))

       ·   downloading deb binary packages via debdelta(1) is supported

DISADVANTAGES

       ·   cdrom URI type is not handled

       ·   PDiffs are not supported

DIFFERENT BEHAVIOR

   Configuration
       ·   ’apt::cache::allversions’ defaults to 0, not 1 as in apt-cache

       ·   setting ’acquire::<protocol>::[<host>::]proxy’ to "" is equivalent
           to setting it to "DIRECT"

       ·   ’gpgv::trustedkeyring’ defaults to ’/var/lib/cupt/trusted.gpg’

       ·   to prioritize compression types, use option
           ’cupt::update::compression-types’, not ’acquire::compression-types’