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Re: Synaptic with Fedora?



Matthew Miller wrote:

>> Can one use synaptic with Fedora-1?
>> The synaptic (& apt) docs seem very Debian oriented.
>> Eg the example sources.list starts all lines with "deb".
>> Is that really necessary?
> 
> For rpm, you start them all with 'rpm'. But you'll need the rpm-enabled
> verions of the programs.

Where do you get such a beast?
I got the Fedora-1 version from freshrpms (as an RPM).

The man page for sources.list says
============================================
The format of each  line  is:  type
uri  args. The first item, type, determines the format for args.
============================================
Unfortunately, it never says what values "type" can take,
and the dozen or so examples all have type "deb".

[How can a person writing a man-page use a term like "type"
without ever explaining what the possible types are?]

However, I've copied the entries from my /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
to /etc/apt/sources.list edited so that there are just 2 items
in each line, the first being "rpm", ie
=============================================
rpm http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/i386/os/
rpm http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/1/i386/
#rpm http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/testing/1/i386/
=============================================

Assuming this is what one has to do,
I find it amazing that it is not stated clearly in the synaptic docs.

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