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Old 09-25-2003, 07:08 AM   #1
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red hat 9 apt-rpm package manager


i now have 2 debian systems that i have been curiously exploring. the package manager is apt-get, and i am getting to like this package manager very much to my surprise. i wonder why red hat has opted for the rpm package manager when they could use apt-get. well, i found apt-rpm at apt4rpm for red hat 9. my question is- how well does the apt-rpm work on red hat 9 and does it have the same commands as the debian apt-get.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:55 AM   #2
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apt-rpm works basicly the same, it uses a repository, and installs all the dep's,, apt-rpm isnt nearly as good though because of the lack of packages.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:59 AM   #3
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messing around with the mepis free version, and updated 290 applications in about 30 minutes using apt-get -u upgrade if i remember right. quess you would never ask a slack guy if he likes apt-get
 
Old 09-25-2003, 03:29 PM   #4
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Re: red hat 9 apt-rpm package manager

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i wonder why red hat has opted for the rpm package manager when they could use apt-get.
Well, you confuse the package format and the package management front-ends. RPM, despite its name, is primarly a package format plus the necessary package management back-end. The "rpm" tool is part of the RPM suite, but is not needed by applications which use the RPM Library directly. On the contrary, APT is a front-end and not a package format. On Debian GNU/Linux, it works with the .deb package format. APT-RPM is APT ported to the RPM format (a port done by Conectiva and contributors).
 
  


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