[K12OSN] APT with fc3 or fc4?

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Sun Jun 19 04:35:55 UTC 2005

On Sun, 19 Jun 2005, Olle Niit wrote:

> Synaptic wanted!
> Problem is:
> I don't know and ordinary user don't know what package does what.
> With FC2 based K12LTSP synaptic works.
> Synaptic is the only way to view a list of programs, installed or available to 
> install, where I can get information, what this program does. I can easy 
> determine, do I need them or not.
> Yum is not a option there. It helps only when I know what I want.
> Synaptic helps me when I want to browse uninstalled programs to find something 
> useful for me.
> But now FC3 and FC4.
> Where get list file that points to correct addresses?
> I am looking for it some time now - nothing.
> Or can someone point me right direction to build my own apt repository for 
> FC4?
> Without synaptic we can't pull users from Windows boxes to Linux boxes.

Hi Olle,

Synaptic & apt are included in the K12LTSP versions of FC3 & FC4.

I'm guessing one of three things:

1) you installed vanilla FC3 or FC4. In this case, just run:

 		yum install apt synaptic

   and you'll be in business


2) you have apt & synaptic installed, but don't like how it works
    in FC3/FC4. In this case, file a bug report or feature request...
    apt & synaptic are maintained in Fedora Extras. The Fedora Extras
    bugzilla is at:



3) I completely missed your point...


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