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Old 09-05-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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fc5 + apt-get + tutorial


hi all,

i would like to learn everything there is to know about apt-get in fedora core 5, including manually setting up sources as well as cd-rom sources.I know bit already but would like to know if there is a tutorial on the web that i can use as a reference.

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Old 09-05-2006, 09:22 PM   #2
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Why not lose FC5 and get a Debian-based distro?

I've seen some RPMs for FC on the net...can't remember where, but it may be possible to get it through yum.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 09:45 PM   #3
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the reason i want to learn this is my apt started playing up.It does not matter what you do e.g;

apt-get update
apt-get autoclean

it gets to 60% and says,

Code:
Reading Package Lists... Error!
E: Error occured while processing SDL_sound-devel (CollectFileProvides)
E: Problem with MergeFileProvides /var/lib/apt/lists/rpm.livna.org_fedora_5_i386_repodata_primary.xml
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Dean
 
Old 09-06-2006, 04:10 AM   #4
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Why not use yum? It's part of the FC5 package, and may work better.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 04:44 AM   #5
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APT4RPM is not really recommended on most of the newer rpm based distros because its not been maintained for some time. The developers moved to another project, SMART, which is a very good package manager. Personally I think you should just use YUM, since it more or less works the same as APT.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 07:02 AM   #6
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thanks for all the input.

i started using yum and am growing to like it.It's one of them things where no one seems to like a change but most of the time your better off.

Thanks again.
 
Old 09-07-2006, 09:46 AM   #7
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I've just downloaded yumex, very nice.
If you just want to download all the latest updates regardless, yum update -y is going to be quicker. But if you need to choose for whatever reason, this gives you everything at a glance, control repos, updates and installs from the one window.
 
  


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