Apt-rpm and Fedora (maybe in Core 4?)

Giulio Sorrentino numerone.fedora at wooow.it
Sat Oct 30 00:48:02 UTC 2004

Federico Tello Gentile wrote:

>Hi people. Does anybody here use apt-rpm to install packages? I bet
>some do. I wanted to know if there are any plans to make the apt-rpm &
>synaptic combo more integrated in the Fedora distribution. I think
>synaptic makes a much more powerful and flexible alternative to the
>system-config-packages tool. I filed a enhancement
>http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=137260 (no idea if
>it is in the right place or if it is a good idea to do that).
>All I think is needed to make things really better when in comes to
>adding and removing packages is to make the Fedora ISO images include
>the apt-rpm metadata so the CDs can be used with apt-cdrom.
>Browsing bugzilla I see some efforts regarding apt-rpm are in making
>the up2date applet capable of updating Fedora from apt repositories.
>This is good, but that application is not suitable for anything but
>updating packages already installed when there are newer versions.
>I know the red hat people likes developing the system-config- tools in
>Python and keep them as a "distinctive feature". I think they are
>reinventing the wheel, but if that is their choice, go ahead. I think
>the best tool for the job is Synaptic + apt-rpm, if only the CD were

Fedora has yum...

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