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Old 01-20-2005, 09:54 AM   #1
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apt for novell linux (suse)????

I am looking for an updating tool for my linux distro, for eval, novell didnt get out any repositories for red carpet (red carpet is not that great anyway), i am getting to the point where keep finding dependencies just not worth the time anymore, yesterday my friend installed quake II on debian just by doing "apt-get install quake2", that really turn me off who often spent hours to look for new libs and repeat the rpm -ihv command.

I have used apt-get before on my novell and couldn't repositories for it, when I added a red hat rep after downloading a million header files, it broke my gnome completely, i had to reinstall the entire system, so ... yeah, definitely not to do that again.

So what are my best alternatives, suse does have "you" (yast online update) but I don't think that works well neither, besides apt-get and yum, my friend has recommended urpmi from mandrake, it's a pain to set it up but once it does, it's an amazing updating tool which I have seen it, however, I do not want to break my system again.

Any thoughts? I have post similar threads before however no one answered .... (sigh)
Old 01-20-2005, 01:12 PM   #2
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YOU does exactly as advertised. It updates packages that you have installed.

YaST->install remove software does your rpm installations, which satisifies dependencies etc..etc.

If you want to add more "installation sources" to get other rpms just go to

YaST->add installation sources

For example I use installation source from Packman for thing like kaffeine, xine.
I also add suse's for any other packages so that I dont have to change out CD's.

I just add the site to my installation source, so when I go to 'install and remove programs' I can now search/add packages from these installation sources. And of course in YaST fasion it solves dependency issues for you. If there is a repository out there that has things like quake, etc..etc then you would add them to your installation sources.

Old 01-20-2005, 01:18 PM   #3
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nice, i am gonna go and try it out, thanks man
Old 01-21-2005, 05:04 AM   #4
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if you found any solution for installing apt for novell let me know.
Old 01-24-2005, 06:23 PM   #5
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thanks jmercier, it worked perfectly. Where can I find more suse repositories like the one you gave me


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