I discovered wajig for Debian, and it's great. wajig is a simplified system management tool (especially for package management). It provides a nice frontend to apt-get, dpkg, apt-cache etc, and it's lovely.
It has all the niceties that apt-get has in terms of bash autocompletion (assuming you have advanced bash completion turned on), so bash can complete both the 'verbs' and 'nouns'. It also does sudo automatically, so now it's just:
It has some nice shortcuts like
wajig daily-upgrade, and
stop|start|restart|reload foo for services, and has wrapped all the
commonly used apt/dpkg commands into easy to read ones — no more "was it -l
or -L?". The only problem I anticipate is that I won't be able to work
without it. The advanced tab completion in bash (combined with autocompletion
in various IDEs I use) is fast becoming a problem that way too — I'm at the
stage where I hit the tab key while writing normal prose, and get annoyed
that the 'read-my-mind-now' key seems to have stopped working.