Thanks for the replies,
Tried again and managed to re-install apt with atrpms-kickstart, everything appeared to go OK until I tried
apt-get install synaptic
Received this error message:
[root@localhost aviceda]# apt-get install synaptic
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 removed and 110 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/797kB of archives.
After unpacking 2269kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Executing RPM (-Uvh)...
warning: /var/cache/apt/archives/atrpms_13-16.rh9.at_noarch.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID *********
error: Failed dependencies:
apt >= 0.5.4 is needed by synaptic-0.43.1-7.rh9.at
E: Sub-process /bin/rpm returned an error code (2)
Does anyone have any ideas?