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Old 02-25-2005, 12:07 PM   #1
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yum vs apt-get


in debian if i wont to install ncftp i just
apt-get install ncftp thats it.......

in redhat/fedora with yam

[root@localhost root]# yum install ncftp
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: CentOS-3.1 - Addons
Server: CentOS-3.1 - Base
Server: CentOS-3.1 - Extras
Server: CentOS-3.1 - Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
Cannot find a package matching ncftp
No actions to take

why? i sow in the forum people are saying that yam and apt-get are the same.

what should i do?

Old 02-25-2005, 01:11 PM   #2
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Thats because the program may not be present in the rpm repositories. You can check out what packages are available by doing

#yum list | more
or by using grep e.g.
#yum list | grep -i packagename

I prefer using apt on Fedora Core with synaptic as it's GUI frontend, it just seems simpler to use.


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