[RULE] apt instead of rpm

Ingo Lantschner ingo.lists at vum.at
Mon Oct 25 16:30:49 EEST 2004

Hi all,
since the dependency-problems are taking a lot of energy and effort in
creating new Slinky-Versions I thought we can solve this by using apt-get
instead of rpm. Due to my very positive experiences with apt-get in
postinstalling applications on slinky-installed redhat systems I was quiet
optimistic when I started my first trys.

Unfortunatly I have been stoped by a quiet simple problem: The Fedora Core
CDs are not apt-enabled. I was not aware of the fact, that
rpm-repositories must be indexed somehow, to be usable by apt-get. Some
third-party organisation [¹] provides apt-databases for Fedora Core 1 but
not for Core 2 and of course not for Core 3-test3.

I wonder, if I have overlooked a simple solution to this problem. In my
understanding of rpm, all the information to build a dependency-tree is in
the rpm-files - all you need is a scriot, which walkes from rpm to rpm and
writes the information regarding dependencys in a database-file. I wonder,
if such a script does really not exist.

Pls. let me know, if you have some idea on this topic - TIA, Ingo.


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