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Old 11th December 2010, 02:27 PM
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what is apt-get alternative in Fedora

I am migrating from Debian so curious .

and if you could tell me other alternatives .

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Old 11th December 2010, 02:31 PM
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Re: what is apt-get alternative in Fedora

Yum is the standard for Fedora. Try "man yum" for details and also check here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tools/yum
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Old 11th December 2010, 02:50 PM
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Re: what is apt-get alternative in Fedora

You can install apt in fedora, but I would recomend using yum instead. It is the default and works fine for me.
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Old 11th December 2010, 09:36 PM
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Re: what is apt-get alternative in Fedora

yumex is a gui frontend to yum that I find more useful than gpackagekit (the default add/remove software gui)
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Old 11th December 2010, 11:02 PM
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Re: what is apt-get alternative in Fedora

Yum is a fine package manager and a nice alternative to apt, I reckon if you take the (reasonably small) time to learn it you will feel right at home.
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Old 11th December 2010, 11:11 PM
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Re: what is apt-get alternative in Fedora

apt-get update hrrm, closest alternative is probably yum check-update

apt-get upgrade yum update (or yum upgrade)

apt-cache search yum search

apt-file something (I forget, what apt uses to check what package provides a particular program or library)

yum provides */<program_or_file_name>
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Old 12th December 2010, 01:55 AM
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Re: what is apt-get alternative in Fedora

There's a handy cheat sheet at Distrowatch for jumping around different package management schemes.Handy as can be.
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?res...age-management
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Old 12th December 2010, 02:23 AM
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Re: what is apt-get alternative in Fedora

Quote:
Originally Posted by asifnaz

I am migrating from Debian so curious .

and if you could tell me other alternatives .
I, too, use Fedora and Debian. You might find out that you like RPM better than APT.
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Old 12th December 2010, 06:48 AM
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Re: what is apt-get alternative in Fedora

As the local Red Hat whore on just about all Linux forums, I found early on that for package management, RPM is the easiest all around. RPM got a bad name when moron packagers that, quite bluntly, were non-qualified to tie their shoes muchless package, were distributing software. Enter dep hell real fast with one of them rpms. Now just go get rpmfuision, google, and if need be adobe, and you are golden. And take note that iff Red Hat wasn't the king at the time, rather Debian or Slackware (really, at that time, those were the only others of any noteworthiness), Debian or Slack would be mislabelled as having the crap package management system instead.

Now, if you are into actually packaging up stuff, read over here:
http://www.gurulabs.com/downloads/GU...GUIDE-v1.0.PDF
and most importantly:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ide/index.html

Thats how to do RPMs. It really all boils down to doing the following.

1) Hack up a proper .spec file if it isn't provided in the tarball
2) Make the srpm
3) Make the rpm
4) Publish

Nice eh? Once you do a spec file or three, its EASY. Really easy. Makes you wonder how we did crap in the stone age.

Now try that with debs. Yeah, you get 75 sites that have all the same crud for info. It took me 2 years of looking and failing before a dev over at Linspire finally had been unlucky enough to offer aid. We were both amazed at how god awful it was. I made one, luckily it worked. And I vowed never again. Screw that.

So do yourself a favor and learn at least the basics, and then the less than basic. There isn't much difficulty in RPM. And since the glory is that in one specfile, you can make it so you can build for Red Hat, Fedora, SLED, SLES, OpenSUSE, and Mandriva --- thats a pretty cool thing. And just yum/rpm is so much more elegant too.
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