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Old 02-05-2004, 01:17 PM   #1
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apt-get on Suse

hey all,

I'm having a problem installing Apt-get on Suse 8.2. I think that it will run on Suse, but it is missing the file:

archimedes:/home/hamish/check # rpm -ivh apt-0.5.5cnc6-rb3.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies: is needed by apt-0.5.5cnc6-rb3

Does anyone know where I can get this file?

I have been following instruction on
but it suggests that I should install the Arklinux version of apt-get. When i tried this, it gave me even more dependencies.

Hopefully someone can help.

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Old 02-05-2004, 04:15 PM   #3
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I have now got it installed!!

One last question: in RH one can "updatedb" (i think that is what it is called) to update the database of installed program (or whatever it does). Is there such a command in suse?

Old 02-05-2004, 05:00 PM   #4
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Yeah, open YaST > Install and remove programs > Search for "locate" > install findutils-locate package.

Then run updatedb. Then you can use locate <file> to find files.

The "whereis" is the best command to use when tracing conf-files, bin-files to programs, but just some programs will show results on whereis.

You can also use find / -name <file> but this will search your harddrive at the moment, but updatedb does it and locate searches in the database.


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