"apt" to eventaully replace "rpm"?

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sun Nov 25 20:14:18 UTC 2007

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.
    Not now I think. I got 88 updates to my new Ubuntu system which 
works much faster than yum, and it seems to have no problems yet. I ran 
into my old problem because I hate vi, I wanted to change a file and 
typed $ joe fstab and it didn't do that but a panel showed up saying if 
you want use joe do this: sudo atp-get install joe. I did this and apt 
went to work and in seconds I had a joe editor installed. Nice.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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