quoting ObsequiousNewt:Why, then, if I may ask?
quoting Nessari:How and why is pacman better than aptitude? Genuine question.
quoting Nortaneous:1) Packages are much more likely to be up-to-date in pacman. Ubuntu and Debian are notorious for leaving very old versions of things in their repos; a lot of programs tell you to manually install things from their own sites instead of getting them from the aptitude repos, which totally goes against the point of having a package manager.