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Debian uses something call aptget. RPM stands for Redhat Package Manager. RPMs will work in Redhat based distros. So you can use them on Redhat, Mandrake and I think even slackware supports RPMs. To install a program on an linux distrobution just download the source and compile it. Learn more about compiling here
Originally posted by darin3200 Debian uses something call aptget. RPM stands for Redhat Package Manager. RPMs will work in Redhat based distros. So you can use them on Redhat, Mandrake and I think even slackware supports RPMs. To install a program on an linux distrobution just download the source and compile it. Learn more about compiling here
Thanks. This is very good to know. However, I had severe problems with compiling packages for Vector Linux from Source. Several error messages, libraries didn't install well etc., So, I am very discouraged in this regard.
Once I have a package compiled for Vector Linux, can all other users of VL use it or will the package work only on my PC ? Thanks.
i dont have any folders (other than those in my /home directory) open to normal users, and i have absolutely no problems. i would recommend you keep it like that for safety reasons (you wouldn't want to accidently delete important files ^_^) the only time ive changed something is so i could edit some shell scripts i made that were in my /usr/bin directory (so i wouldn't have to become root to make changes to it).
"Once I have a package compiled for Vector Linux, can all other users of VL use it or will the package work only on my PC ?"
Vector 4.0 and 3.2 use different binary formats, but if they have the same version of Vector as you they should be able to use it if you did it right. Also, someone with a compatable version of Slackware (9.x and 8.x repectively) should be able to use them.