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Old 02-05-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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Wink Which "apt" rpm should I install for Mandrake?


I am personnally using Fedora as my primary system and I really got to like Apt and Synaptic, they work awesome for me and updating packages is a breeze. But my girl has Mandrake 9.1 and I want to install Apt on it, I have been searching for a Mandrake version of apt, I have not found any, are anyone using Apt with Mandrake successfully and which version are you using? Thanks. My intention is to update kwrite to the latest version (it would be easy with Synaptic) since this current version does not save files in formats that Open Office can read.

I saw a few docs about urpmi and I attempted to use it with no real success, I kept getting a message that I needed to run the update command, yet I had done it twice - as a result it was unable to perform the complete install of packages I asked it to install.

Old 02-05-2004, 07:23 PM   #2
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As far as I know, there isn't one for Mandrake, though if there is, I would like to know about it as well. I don't think it's compatible with the mandrake way of doing things.
Old 02-05-2004, 08:39 PM   #3
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Well, I found how to handle one part of what I was trying to do - grpmi which is one of the tools from the menu does a good job of first telling you what each package is and then will tell you when there is an update to get done.

I am doing upgrade of several packages now, will see if it updates k-write

Old 02-06-2004, 10:37 PM   #4
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Old 02-07-2004, 11:13 AM   #5
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Which "apt" rpm should I install for Mandrake ?

Go to the Mandrake Club and do a search for apt. There are versions for 9.1 and 9.2. There may be other versions but I didn't check for other than the two I listed above. Also you'll probably want to DL synaptic the grapic front end for Apt.



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