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Old 12-25-2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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Application similar to aptitude for urpmi?


Hey Guys,

I am looking for a terminal application (similar to aptitude for apt-get) for urpmi. I have been using Mandriva for the last couple of years, and I caught a glimpse of aptitude at work last week, and I was very impressed.

Here is a screenshot of aptitude:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Aptitude.png
 
Old 12-26-2006, 02:53 PM   #2
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According to the Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptitude_(program), aptitude itself is already available. Is there some problem with getting it that you need help w/?
 
Old 12-26-2006, 03:30 PM   #3
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If aptitude is ported from Debian to other distros, like apt-get has been, it will be a version as crippled as apt-get for other distros. Best bet: If you want Debian tools, use Debian.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 03:49 PM   #4
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If aptitude is ported from Debian to other distros, like apt-get has been, it will be a version as crippled as apt-get for other distros. Best bet: If you want Debian tools, use Debian.
In my opinion having used both in mandrake i prefer urpmi.Take a look here http://www.mandrakehelp.com/RPM-HOWTO.html
for instruction on urpmi.
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:59 PM   #5
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Listen to sharkee -- he's been there.

I was just pointing you in the direction you said you wanted to go, I wasn't endorsing your choice of direction. Personally, I use only Debian based stuff & heartily agree w/ rickh, but I normally try to stay away from "theological" comment. And believe me, any comment I would have made would have been more theological than practical (unlike [i]rickh[/i).
 
  


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