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Old 08-14-2006, 03:13 PM   #1
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How do I get the most out of synaptic??


I do not know how to use synaptic, I need an easier way to install RPMs and stuff like that. plz help me
 
Old 08-14-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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I thought Fedora uses Yum? In which case, head over to the Fedora website as I believe they have documentation there.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 03:34 PM   #3
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o, i forgot to mention, Im useing snaptic on my ALT linux 2.4. thats what I need to know how to use
 
Old 08-14-2006, 03:53 PM   #4
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Ah, well,
Code:
man synaptic
or
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man apt
should give you plenty of info.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 04:24 PM   #5
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The use of synaptic is a gui interface for the use the apt tool. Setup the repositories you want and then let it find newer rpms and install them for you. If you wish to install rpms yourself then on a command line as root of course type ' rpm -ivh name_of_rpm.rpm '. If many need to be installed at the same time then use the command as ' rpm -ivh *.rpm '. Now if the app already exist and installed as an rpm then use it this way ' rpm -Uvh name_of_rpm.rpm '. Do a ' man rpm ' to more of the switches. Also search on google for sites theat explain rpm and usage of the command. Lots of good reading out there.

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