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Old 07-16-2003, 10:36 AM   #1
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Lightbulb my award best tool of the month: apt-get-rpm


Just in case some people don't know it yet, or some newbie has trouble handling rpm, because dependencies keep biting him/her in the a***:

apt-get rpm is GREAT!

It virtually makes a normal SuSe/Redhat (and whatever else) into a Debian system.
No more headaches with dependencies, apt-get rpm get's them resolved and downloads the required packages.

I had a hard time installing some stuff that was not made for my distro and some I completely failed, unable to indentify which version of which package this new package required. Now with apt-get, I love it!!!

I did not find such a small small but incredible usefull tool for must be about a year.

In case one of the programmers of it is reading this:
Thank you very much!!! You win my award!

Cheers

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Old 07-16-2003, 11:15 AM   #2
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Aha, sounds perfect for my problem, but where can I get this tool for Mandrake? (BTW running version 9.1)
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:15 AM   #3
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You need to tell people where to get it!

Cheers--
Charles
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:18 AM   #4
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Isn't that old news? I have been using it (and recommending it) for ages.
apt4rpm
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:19 AM   #5
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Found anoither site (via google), not sure if it's the thing you described. Installing it right now...
http://apt.freshrpms.net/
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:21 AM   #6
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for Mandrake you can use urpmi.
You have to setup the mirrors and your done.

man urpmi for more info
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:22 AM   #7
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or you can use a distro where package management is a core feature and even better than apt:

http://gentoo.org
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:23 AM   #8
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I have heard that they are working on apt-get for Mandrake, but urpmi does a good job too.

Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:23 AM   #9
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Edit: apt4rpm setup has too many dependencies.
Help with urmpi?
/
bash: urmpi: command not found
/

On that easy config page, I followed instructions. And this is what it returns:

[willg@localhost willg]$ urpmi.addmedia plf ftp://knight.zarb.org/pub/plf/9.1 with hdlist.cz
bash: urpmi.addmedia: command not found

ANY help whatsoever would be appreciated, for I am a Linux

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Old 07-16-2003, 12:36 PM   #10
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You have to be root to use urpmi. Did you su - first?

If so, somehow you managed not to install it. Can you use the Mandrake Control Center in the software area and install it?

Last edited by fancypiper; 07-16-2003 at 12:37 PM.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 12:42 PM   #11
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Thanks for that tip! I'm using Mandrake Update in the MCC to download the latest urmpi. Thanks again!
 
Old 07-16-2003, 12:54 PM   #12
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Okay, installed the update--still command not found!
AHH I'm going to lose my mind!
All I want to do is get XINE or MPlayer to work, and it needs dependencies that I cannot find!
I'm about to lose all hope
 
Old 07-16-2003, 01:10 PM   #13
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did you su - first?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 02:17 PM   #14
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Its urpmi not urmpi.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 03:20 PM   #15
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Thanks, now after that 'Easy urpmi config' page, how can I use urpmi to download dependencies as well (if possible)?

Edit: Meaning, I download the mplayer RPM file, and urpmi will download the files I need for me.

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