"apt" to eventaully replace "rpm"?

Kelly Miller lightsolphoenix at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 15:25:09 UTC 2007

Aaron Konstam wrote:
> I know this may be a sily question but what does a file that apt
> installs look like. I mean what is its tag that identifies it as a file
> that can be installed
It depends on which backend APT is using.  The original used DPKG as a 
backend (and therefore takes .deb packages), but there is a port of APT 
to RPM (which, BTW, is in the Fedora repo, IIRC), and that takes the 
same .rpm files as RPM and YUM use.

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