Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-25-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: israel
Distribution: centos
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: 15
yum vs apt-get


in debian if i wont to install ncftp i just
apt-get install ncftp thats it.......

in redhat/fedora with yam

[root@localhost root]# yum install ncftp
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: CentOS-3.1 - Addons
Server: CentOS-3.1 - Base
Server: CentOS-3.1 - Extras
Server: CentOS-3.1 - Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
Cannot find a package matching ncftp
No actions to take

why? i sow in the forum people are saying that yam and apt-get are the same.

what should i do?

Old 02-25-2005, 02:11 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 74
Thats because the program may not be present in the rpm repositories. You can check out what packages are available by doing

#yum list | more
or by using grep e.g.
#yum list | grep -i packagename

I prefer using apt on Fedora Core with synaptic as it's GUI frontend, it just seems simpler to use.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yum / Apt-get mikedeatworld Fedora 17 12-01-2005 09:31 AM
yum or apt - or both? pingu Fedora 1 04-07-2005 10:01 AM
yum vs apt-get eranb2 Debian 2 02-27-2005 10:26 AM
yum like apt-get pirozzi Fedora 3 12-22-2004 05:29 PM
apt -yum ronss Fedora 6 11-11-2003 08:14 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration