"apt" to eventaully replace "rpm"?

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 25 22:03:45 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 04:54 +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >   a book i'm reading contains the sentence:
> > 
> > "It remains to be seen whether Apt will become the preferred tool for
> > package management for RPM users."
> > 
> >   i was unaware that that was even a possibility.  is it?
> > 
> > rday
> I would not think so. the Debian package that is equivalent to rpm is 
> dpkg. Like rpm it can install stuff, whinge about missing deps and so on.
> The apt suite wraps it, as the yum suite wraps rpm.
> apt-get fixes the deps that dpkg complains about, downloads stuff, 
> installs it, downloads source and wraps the build process.
But again the question. apt-get does not use rpm's, does it?


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