Wayde C. Gutman waydecgutman at robsoncom.net
Sat Mar 27 23:23:28 UTC 2004

 From my understanding, uptodate is for Red Hats's .rpm and apt-get is 
for Debian's .deb packages, and Slackware uses the old .tar.gz/.tgz type 
of packages. Not really interchangeable, although, the .tar.gz/.tgz 
packages could be called universal if you don't mind the 
./configure>./make>./make install routine that goes along with it. There 
is a tool called Alien that is used to install .rpm packages on a .deb 
based distro and vice versa.

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