[Mailman-Users] apt-get?

Andrew Tait antait at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Apr 12 23:29:20 CEST 2004


On Mon, 12 Apr 2004 16:40:04 -0400, Tim Faircloth <tpf at canes.gsw.edu> 

> At 04:33 PM 4/12/2004, you wrote:

>> I thought (perhaps incorrectly though) that apt-get was only used under 
>> Debian distros.  Correct me if I'm wrong!
> Technically, there is an "apt-rpm" package you can install for 
> redhat/fedora/mandrake that works the same as Debian's apt-get, but uses 
> rpm depositories instead of deb repositories.

Interesting, although I suspect that we have gone from the state a couple 
of years ago where package management was a black art to a situation where 
there are dozens of these "solve dependencies, download and install" tools.

Yum is awesome.  I took me ages to get cyrus-imapd running on my dev box 
here, compiling and cooking config files from scratch.  A simple yum 
install on my deployed server took about 5 minutes and ran out of the box 
with about 20 minutes of tweaking.  *sighs*

Hopefully it's tools like this which will bring Linux much, much closer to 
wider acceptance by the user, rather than by the sysadmins like 
yourself/syshackers like me.  :-)

Thanks for the gem of info.  Today has been full of these!



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