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Old 12-15-2003, 10:08 AM   #1
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apt-get package list?


So I've been using RPM for everything (except for the occasional ./configure, make, make install). I thought I'd try apt-get given that everything I've read about it so far seems to indicate that it's pretty slick.

However (becuase of my ignorance) I assumed that anything that was avialable as an .rpm would be available via "apt-get install blah".....doesn't seem to be the case...I get lots of "package xyz not found".....so the question is how can I view what packages are available? I looked through the man pages but nothing jumped out at me.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 10:22 AM   #2
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Type in apt-get install synaptic. Synaptic is a graphical front end for apt-get and has all available packages listed by category.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:52 PM   #3
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Saaawwweeeeet!!! Thanks, that worked like a charm!
 
Old 12-16-2003, 02:55 PM   #4
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Cool - glad to hear it's working.
 
  


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