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Old 04-21-2003, 07:04 AM   #1
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apt-get for RPMs


I have Red Hat 8.0 and i want to use "Debian`s apt-get system". I had install apt-get client for RPM from freshrpm site. i install client and add sources into sources.list

like this.
rpm redhat/8.0/i386 os updates freshrpms
rpm-src redhat/8.0/i386 os updates freshrpms

and now must work... but iz not!!

every packet which i want didn found..
for example.. like this..
[root@cmb12-155 apt]# apt-get install xine
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package xine

I dont know what to do.. that this apt-get system will workin fine..

please help me
Goodbye and thankyou
Old 04-21-2003, 07:33 AM   #2
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I had the same problem, run "apt-get update" first and it should work. I think that's it...that's what I did.....if it doesn't work, don't get mad...I'm a Linux n00b.

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Old 04-21-2003, 08:05 AM   #3
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I think that the instructions say (somewhere) to run 'apt-get update' twice. I'd also suggest running 'apt-get install synaptic' It's a very nice gui frontend to apt-get and makes finding available packages much easier.
Old 04-21-2003, 02:00 PM   #4
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i dont have GUI ... i need apt-get to work fine
Old 04-21-2003, 02:56 PM   #5
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Run this command:

apt-get update && apt-get update && apt-get install synaptic

You will find that most software is not available via apt on distros other than Debian.


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