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Old 08-08-2006, 11:07 PM   #1
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portage in ubuntu?


i currently use ubuntu dapper, i dont really like apt-get much nor the repositories as much as i did when i used gentoo, i was thinking how i dont see a reaason why i cant have apt-get and/or portage on this system since the package manager just handels the code, i mean the systems still work the same way...

so basically i am wondering if i can install portage on this system and be able to emerge applications.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 11:36 PM   #2
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Interesting thoughts. I think its certainly possible to install portage on Ubuntu, but it may take a lot of time and effort to port if from Gentoo. Portage is closely based on FreeBSD ports system which has been ported to other BSDs. Pkgsrc, the NetBSD packaging system can be used on the other BSDs, Solaris and Linux. These examples show that it possible to port one packaging system from one OS or distro to a different one.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 10:49 PM   #3
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would there be any compatibility problems like if one trys to upgrade software to a version that is not located in any repositories of the other...
 
Old 08-12-2006, 12:26 AM   #4
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Yeah there would. Multiple package managers on one distro is a bad, bad idea IMO.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 01:19 AM   #5
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It's possible to install apt-get synaptic in Fedora. If there is a conflict between package managers, you could remove apt-get. Compiling software on your own computer is supposed to be better than downloading software that was compiled on another computer, right?
 
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It's possible to install apt-get synaptic in Fedora.
Isn't that just apt4rpm? Just a frontend for the base package manager that feels like apt-get to use?
 
Old 08-12-2006, 09:22 AM   #7
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In essence apt-get is just a front-end for dpkg.

It is possible, but you might run into problems if you don't do a lot of configuring yourself.

Portage might look for certian programs in a different location for instance. The package manager tends to be on key difference between a bunch of distros that are essentially the same.

You could always try it (compiling portage and starting to use it), but beware, it has a great possibility to make your system unstable (or just hose the entire install), so you might want to backup before you try it.
 
  


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