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Fedora Core 4 - Comments

Saturday 15th October 2005

Categories: Reviews, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

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1. Submitted by Mike Smith, Saturday 5th November 2005

In responce to your affinity to apt-get over yum,

you can easily install apt-get with Fedora with the

exception that apt-get repository needs to be set up manually. I am staying with Fedora 3 mainly because of the ease of setting up apt-get.

To install apt-get for Fedora 2-3(4)go to

http://apt.freshrpms.net/ and download the apt-get

files. Your browser should ask to download or open with package managment somthing. If you downlaod to disc, go to the command line as root and type something like rpm -i name of file and hit enter and that should do it.

To figure out how to use it, simply at the command line as root typ apt-get and a cheetsheet of sorts will open expaining the commands.

the most commonly used commands are stuff like

example to update, apt-get update (wait) when that's over type apt-get ugrade and the system will update.

If you want a gui which is great for package selection type at the command line. apt-get istall

synaptic and it should put synaptic in your programs list. If not , log on as root at the command line and type synaptic and you should be good to go. Enjoy. Mike