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Old 09-18-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
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Red Hat Depencies :o(

Hi All,

Is there anyway to use rpm like Gentoo's portage system?

Everytime I try and install a package it needs another depency and then the dependency needs a dependency till I give up!
Old 09-18-2003, 03:03 PM   #2
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apt-get and synaptic are the tools you are looking for:

The page is not closed, it's just a protest against software patents by the way .

Good luck!
Old 09-18-2003, 03:05 PM   #3
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i am just assuming you are using redhat 9, so here is the link for the apt-get rpm file ..
apt takes care of the dependancies when you are installing something so for example if you wanted to install mplayer you would type ::
apt-get install mplayer
and this command will install mplayer plus all its dependancies, and if you are a GUI kinda person, then you can start off by typing ::
apt-get install synaptic
and you will get a graphical frontend for apt where you can select what you want to install from a list, if you didn't want to type...
oh, and you just type synaptic at a prompt to open it after it is installed, or you can just make a shortcut to it...
Old 09-19-2003, 01:27 PM   #4
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Thank you, thank you, thank you


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