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Old 04-21-2003, 10:40 PM   #1
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rpm managers that work like apt-get?

Hey all!
i am very interested in Debian because of it's apt-get features. The other day i was trying to install an rpm and it required some dependancies, which required more dependancies, which required more dependancies and so on. I hate that and i don't have enough time to find all those! That's why i was so interested in Debian. After trying it though i'm not having very much luck with the os (just apt-get, just the os in general.) i like SuSE (1st choise) and Redhat and i would like to stay with either of them. My question is - is there an rpm package manager out there that can recognize when i need all these dependancies and just go grab them for me? This would be a great help!
Old 04-21-2003, 10:54 PM   #2
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Check out Red Carpet and apt4rpm for Redhat.

# Redhat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: APT-RPM - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks
Old 04-21-2003, 11:07 PM   #3
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Sweet man! They look great. I'll try them when i get home.
Old 04-23-2003, 08:20 AM   #4
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apt-get for rpm is a dream come true. The only problem is that sometimes there are programs which are not in the freshrpms repository so sometimes you still have to install from source (which I still struggle with sometimes)
Old 04-23-2003, 09:49 AM   #5
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urpmi is the Mandrake version - there are web-sites that help you set up the repositories, then typing urpmi nameofpackage as root installs said package. Very nice. is one example.


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