In Ubuntu, what's the difference between apt-get install eth vs. apt-get install cpp-ethereum?

They both seem to install the same packages but seemingly not the same versions.

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In this context eth is the more updated version of cpp-ethereum.

cpp-ethereum was renamed to TurboEthereum in September 2015 by the core dev team.

TurboEthereum is now a full software suite that includes:

  • ++eth (eth), the mainline Ethereum CLI client
  • AlethOne (alethone), mainline miner
  • AlethZero (alethzero), powerful Ethereum client
  • Mix (mix), DApp IDE
  • and a number of other tools.
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    The naming gets quite confusing if you add "webthree" to the list :)
    – q9f
    Feb 26, 2016 at 19:31
  • @5chdn I enjoy using Safari when browsing rhe Ethereum github because it really feels like it.
    – Joël
    Feb 27, 2016 at 2:26

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