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Old 02-21-2009, 04:12 PM   #46
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of course you could, if you knew how
although synaptic is really not a package manager in itself it is mearly what you call a 'frontend' for apt-get which is the actual package manager

in case you are wondering a 'frontend' is mearly a secondary program that provides an interface for another
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:18 PM   #47
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of course you could, if you knew how
although synaptic is really not a package manager in itself it is mearly what you call a 'frontend' for apt-get which is the actual package manager

in case you are wondering a 'frontend' is mearly a secondary program that provides an interface for another
It can't be that hard..

Wait a sec.. isn't dpkg a package manager too?
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:27 PM   #48
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It can't be that hard..

Wait a sec.. isn't dpkg a package manager too?
dpkg is the backend behind apt and synaptic. Apt basically finds dependencies and installs them with dpkg(or rpm), and synaptic is a graphical frontend to apt
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:36 PM   #49
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The last thing i want is my distro to be Debian-based. I hate Debain i hate debra i hate Ian :P I like Slackware and openSuSE but i don't want my distro to be slackware-based either. So i guess i'll just do this linux from scratch magic and add dpkg apt and synaptic. how does that sound, eh?
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:45 PM   #50
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The last thing i want is my distro to be Debian-based. I hate Debain i hate debra i hate Ian :P I like Slackware and openSuSE but i don't want my distro to be slackware-based either. So i guess i'll just do this linux from scratch magic and add dpkg apt and synaptic. how does that sound, eh?
Why don't you ask that in the LFS forum here?
I should have said that Slackware and Debian were the oldest distros that were still around ( I think?).

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Old 02-21-2009, 04:56 PM   #51
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Why don't you ask that in the LFS forum here?
I should have said that Slackware and Debian were the oldest distros that were still around ( I think?).
Slackware is the oldest currently being maintained.

btw, what is slackware using instead of dpkg?
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:05 PM   #52
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I should have said that Slackware and Debian were the oldest distros that were still around ( I think?).
Yep, I think you're on pretty solid ground with that statement.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:09 PM   #53
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wikipedia says

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dpkg is similar to RPM.
How can dpkg be similar to rpm?? RPM is a package manager but dpkg is just a program that installs/removes .deb packages.. apt could be similar to rpm but not dpkg.. what a??
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:13 PM   #54
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btw, what is slackware using instead of dpkg?
This will tell you all about it:
http://www.slackbook.org/html/book.h...AGE-MANAGEMENT
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:14 PM   #55
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Please don't feed the troll.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:17 PM   #56
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Slackware is the oldest currently being maintained.

btw, what is slackware using instead of dpkg?

QueenZ, a word of advice if I may:
If you want people to take you seriously on here, you need to keep an eye on your signal to noise ratio. You just seem to be asking random questions now for the sake of it. If you go on the way you are, people are just going to stop responding to you.

If you really want to know about "slackware package management", google it and the first result returned will be to the package management chapter of the slackbook. But somehow, I get the feeling that you're really not that interested.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:19 PM   #57
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Please don't feed the troll.
He or She or It might starve if we don't. Could be a He with a username like that, coming from San Francisco.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:25 PM   #58
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He or She or It might starve if we don't. Could be a He with a username like that, coming from San Francisco.
now now let's not get personal here this is a professional site
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:28 PM   #59
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Distribution: Kubuntu ..."The last thing i want is my distro to be Debian-based"
i lol'd

i even nabbed a quote to show irony... "Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that starts with the breadth of Debian"
 
Old 02-21-2009, 05:39 PM   #60
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That's not funny guys, i'm just trying to learn something here..
 
  


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