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Re: "apt" to eventaully replace "rpm"?



On Sunday 25 November 2007, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> 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?
On a fedora/redhat system yes

Dennis


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