Seeking new maintainer for apt and synaptic

Michael J. Knox michael at
Tue Apr 11 19:47:25 UTC 2006

Hans de Goede wrote:
> Axel Thimm wrote:
>> Hi,
>> apt/synaptic have been orphaned since about half a year, anyone
>> objecting in me taking over?
> Not really an objection, but do we want to confuse users with an extra 
> way to manage repositories. Also APT AFAIK still doesn't handle multi-lib.
> Is there any significant reason to use apt instead of yum? Don't get me 
> wrong choice usually is good, but this is a very fundamental piece of 
> the distro, and becoming so more and more. We also have only one kernel, 
> C-library and X-server and with good reasons.

No, apt doesn't support multi lib..

However, in my work enviro, I have a mix of debain/RHEL/FC and using one 
package tool makes life, from a script view point, a heck of a lot easier.


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