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Old 09-30-2007, 08:11 AM   #1
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Question Searching for a Text User Interface (tui) package manager (like aptitude) for F7

Hi all,

I have a Fedora 7 (Moonshine) kernel : 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 with KDE desktop

I'm seraching for a text user interface (tui or console based, ...) to manage my packages like yast on SUse and aptitude on Debian. I have 256RAM so pirut is a bit slow ...

I tried to search for aptitude with yum, apt-get and google but i can't find a version for Fedora 7.

Thanks for your helps and tips.
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So you've tried the Redhat package manager, yum. What does "aptitude" offer you that yum doesn't?

Have you looked at the smart package manager? It has a lot of features that yum lacks, and a nice CLI. (It also has a nice GUI, but you wanted CLI.) Setting up repositories and mirrors for smart can be tedious, but, once you're done, it's a nice system. (The smart configuration file in the Fedora repository only sets up links to the main Red Hat repositories, and no mirrors, so you don't get very good response times using that default setup.)
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aptitude is interactive ... I mean you can navigate with arrows and tab ...
Like the command "setup" on redhat and fedoras to configure network, keyboard, firewall, etc ...

What I want is a TUI package manager. My TUI definition is like the one on

Edit : in the meantime, I install and try Smart. It's quite light ... It doesn't slow too much on my PC. If there is no TUI package manager for Fedora, I think I will use Smart

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