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Old 10-08-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
jeffy_weffy
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apt-get not found


I was recently given the job of running some servers, and even though I have no idea what I'm doing, this has mostly gone smoothly, with me typing "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade" every once in awhile.

But, one of the machines is much older, and apt-get is not found. How do I perform regular software maintenance?

Some information I got about the system using using uname:
OS Name: GNU/Linux
Release: 2.6.8.1-12mdk
Version: #1 Fri Oct 1 12:53:41 CEST 2004
Machine: i686
 
Old 10-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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The apt-get software is used primarily with Debian and Ubuntu based systems so there are many distributions which do not use it. If you are not sure which distribution you are using, you can see it by going to /etc/release or /etc/issue file in most distributions. The info you posted is just the kernel version so if you post the distribution name someone should be able to tell you how to install software.
 
Old 10-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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Well that machine may not be running Debian or a derivative. Looks like it is a Mandrake, which is based on RedHat so the packages are rpm type.
The system is probably outdated, Mandrake is no longer available the actual version/distribution name is Mandriva.

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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Thanks.

/etc/release tells me that my distribution is "Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (Official) for i586", and /etc/release gives "Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (Official) for i586
Kernel 2.6.8.1-12mdk on an i686 / \l"

From my googling, I need to use urpmi. I tried "urpmi --update --auto-select" and it told me "Everything already installed" Does this mean I'm fine, or is there another way to search for and install updates?
 
Old 10-08-2012, 11:17 AM   #5
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Here you can find some info about Mandrake: http://www.operating-system.org/betr...s-mandrake.htm The last Mandrake was released in 2005 then Mandriva took place. So Mandrake 10 probably don't have any support.

And here the current distribution: http://www.mandriva.com/en/

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