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Old 09-10-2003, 10:01 AM   #1
reiggin
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apt-get ... what is it and how can i make use of it?


Hi,

I'm new to linux and i've heard a lot about apt-get. I realize it's for installation of new software. but how do you get apt-get? is it difficult to install and set up? how do i make use of it after i have it installed?

thanks in advance....

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Old 09-10-2003, 11:11 AM   #2
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"but how do you get apt-get?"

Depends on your distro. If you are using Debian or a Debian-based distro, you already have it.
If you are using RedHat or another rpm based distro then I think you will want to get either apt-rpm or apt4rpm.
If you are using Mandrake then I think you can use urpmi to do basically the same thing.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html
http://bazar.conectiva.com.br/%7Egodoy/apt-howto/
http://freshrpms.net/apt/
http://apt4rpm.sourceforge.net/
http://www.linux-mandrake.com/cooker/urpmi.html

Last edited by Greyweather; 09-10-2003 at 11:30 AM.
 
  


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