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Old 07-07-2003, 07:36 PM   #1
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how good is apt4rpm?

I'm using slackware on my laptop at the moment, and I miss the apt-get feature of debian. My question is : how good is apt4rpm? I'm aware that slackware is hardly an rpm-based distro, so can I use it here? One of the problems I find [although others may say it's a good point] with slackware is it's lack of decent package management tool. Compiling from a .tgz is all very well, but when you have to track numerous of dependencies, all with dependencies themselves, you gotta miss apt-get
Old 07-07-2003, 07:52 PM   #2
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Re: how good is apt4rpm?

Originally posted by ho_10
My question is : how good is apt4rpm? I'm aware that slackware is hardly an rpm-based distro, so can I use it here?
Apt4rpm is really great, but it will be most useful if there is an rpm repository with rpms that are compatible with your distribution. Redhat users are lucky to have
Old 07-07-2003, 08:09 PM   #3
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You can't use Apt4rpm with Slackware. Because none of the already installed packages would be seen by APT, it would think you need every dependancy out there, so it just wouldn't work.
Old 07-07-2003, 11:11 PM   #4
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I use apt about every day. It rules. It has it's short commings but all in all I find it to be a nice little program. I would agree with the other poster though it appears to me that redhat has the best support for apt4rpm. I find that other rpm based distros suffer from a lack of good repositories. Good luck!
Old 07-08-2003, 07:54 AM   #5
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thanks...i had a feeling it wouldn't work, but not knowing how it worked, i didn't know cheers


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