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Old 04-15-2020, 03:26 PM   #1
paulineb
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apt on non debian derived distro?


hello,
i own an old laptop.
i found some distros with whom it works fine, like puppy and slitaz,
but they don't use apt.

is it possible to install apt on them?

thanks for any reply.

pb
 
Old 04-15-2020, 03:53 PM   #2
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In a nutshell no.
 
Old 04-15-2020, 03:55 PM   #3
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is it possible to install apt on them?
As far as I know apt only works for .deb based distro's and ditto repo's.
There are variants, like slapt-get
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slapt-get is an APT like system for Slackware package management. It allows one to search slackware mirrors and third party sources for packages, compare them with installed packages, install new packages, or upgrade all installed packages.
but as it says its for Slackware type packages (.t?z) etc.
The "real" apt works on the .deb installed packages database etc to find out which dependencies you already got, etc.
 
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Old 04-15-2020, 04:19 PM   #4
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well, i am a basic user, so i don't understand why one can't install apt on , for instance, slitaz
and make apt download packages and their dipendencies on slitaz...

anyway thanks for the reply!
 
Old 04-15-2020, 07:50 PM   #5
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Back when I ran Puppy; I remember I could convert debs to pet or sfs files. Had to search though for right version for my Puppy version. It did not work on all debs either.

Slitaz came with tazpkg if I remember correctly.

http://doc.slitaz.org/en:handbookackages

Bunches of Puppy specific search links in the Puppy section of the forum < sticky> .
 
Old 04-15-2020, 10:34 PM   #6
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well, i am a basic user, so i don't understand why one can't install apt on , for instance, slitaz
and make apt download packages and their dipendencies on slitaz...
In principle you could install apt but without repositories containing software for you system it wouldn't be much use.
 
  


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