on 6-18-2008 5:52 AM Johnny Hughes spake the following:
Just read on planet centos that you can easily install apt on Centos
too using yum.
However, I get :
[root@mike-2 ~]# yum install apt
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do
So not sure what I am missing ..
And sorry if this isn't the right place to ask
Linux and CentOS are about choice.
Dag is a CentOS Developer and he does like apt. I'm sure Dag (and
others) can help with apt questions here.
That said there are alot of features in yum (like fastestmirror,
priorities, installonlyn, and repoquery) that are not available in apt.
There are also probably features in apt that are not in yum.
Apt may easy to install and user friendly ... heck, it may even be
better than yum, however it is not officially supported. The officially
supported way to do updates on CentOS is yum ... and yumex is in the
CentOS Extras repo as a GUI based system for updates.
You can certainly ask about apt on CentOS here, though most of the
CentOS developers use yum and the QA testing we do is with yum and not apt.
This is not meant to be negative about apt use, just point out that yum
is the official way to do updates.
And I would assume that apt won't be able to update from the CentOS repos.
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