I'm trying to avoid apt-* commands and trying to use aptitude for all my Debian systems. In my documentations, there is a command written as sudo apt-key add key.asc.

How do I convert apt-key add into an aptitude command?


There is no aptitude equivalent to apt-key, and there is no need for it.

apt-key does the job, and aptitude takes that into account smoothly.


There isn't an alternative to apt-key in aptitude. You can install the core debian keys like this though:

$ sudo aptitude install debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring

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