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HowtoForge: Apt-For-RPM-Howto

Apr 13, 2005, 05:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"In this short tutorial I will show how to install and use Debian's package manager apt on various rpm-based distributions like Fedora, Mandrake (or Mandriva, they changed their name...), RedHat, SUSE, and Yellow Dog Linux. apt for rpm is also known as apt4rpm, or aptrpm.

"Why do I want to use apt instead of rpm? The answer is easy: apt cares much better for package dependencies than rpm (apt resolves all dependencies by itself!) and saves me a lot of trouble and time. It lets me install, remove or upgrade packages with just a single command, and I can even update my whole Linux distribution to a new release...!"

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