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Old 07-24-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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Multiple package repository in a Fedora, LinuxMint


Hi all!

Is it possible to have multiple package repo in a linux? Say I have Linux Mint or Fedora, and would like to add apt-get, yum etc..
 
Old 07-24-2011, 09:17 AM   #2
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Say I have Linux Mint or Fedora, and would like to add apt-get, yum etc..
You sure can install yum and rpm in a Debian-based distro, bit it would be a really bad idea. If you install a package using one package manager, the other one won't know about it, leading to dependency hell. Also, you have to remember wich one you installed a package with to be able to uninstall/upgrade it.
 
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You sure can install yum and rpm in a Debian-based distro, bit it would be a really bad idea. If you install a package using one package manager, the other one won't know about it, leading to dependency hell. Also, you have to remember wich one you installed a package with to be able to uninstall/upgrade it.
Sounds like a bad idea then.
Actually what I want to achieve is to have a Linux Mint graphical environment, the start menu etc. on top of a Fedora/RHEL kernel so I can use the commands, repository, files, scripts, path I learned in Fedora/RedHat. Is this possible?
 
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Just install whatever desktop environment Mint uses as default..
 
Old 07-24-2011, 09:43 AM   #5
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Just install whatever desktop environment Mint uses as default..
So I should just install Fedora and install Mint desktop environment?
I'm new to all this. Thanks for replies.
 
Old 07-24-2011, 09:58 AM   #6
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So I should just install Fedora and install Mint desktop environment?
I'm new to all this. Thanks for replies.
The desktop that Mint uses (GNOME 2) is now unsupported, and you can't have it in distros like Fedora that use the newest packages. GNOME 3 is very different.

You might want to try Xfce, which probably has the most similar feel to GNOME 2. YOu can even try Xfce in Mint to see if you like it. Run this command:

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apt-get install xfce4
And now you will be able to choose Xfce as an option when you log in.
 
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