debian uses 'deb' packages
Yes that's what rpm stands for
and there are tools so you can install RPMs in debian-based distros, and
vice-versa, but some would argue why mess with a good thing?
I have COREL on one machine which uses debian, but using alien, I ws able
to install an RPM on it. Some RPMs though have dependencies, and the
installer that came with COREL asks me first if I want to proceed when
there are some things lacking. So it becomes, do so at your own risk. But
hey, the PC at home isn't used for launching nuclear missiles ;-)
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If you haven't learned either Debian or RedHat, I think there is no
difference in the effort required to learn the different package managers.
I started out with RedHat and now use Debian.
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As others have pointed out, Debian uses its own package format (which isQuote:> I read somewhere that certain Linux distributions are RPM compatible while
> others aren't.
> The Debian Linux web site does not mention anything about RPM compatibility.
> Is Debian Linux distribution RPM compatible?
> Has anyone installed RPM's in a Debian distribution?
The former (aside from the typo). At this point, though, Red Hat is farQuote:> Does RPM stand for "RehHat Package Manager" or "RPM Package Manager?
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Debian (and its derivatives, Storm, Progeny, Corel, etc) use the (IMHOQuote:Arctic Storm writes:
> The Debian Linux web site does not mention anything about RPM
> compatibility. Is Debian Linux distribution RPM compatible?
'alien' converts rpm's to .deb's (and vice-versa). However, before usingQuote:> Has anyone installed RPM's in a Debian distribution?
RedHat Package Manager.Quote:> Does RPM stand for "RehHat Package Manager" or "RPM Package Manager?
That says nothing about whether they're compatible with the CONTENT of
Guess.Quote:> Does RPM stand for "RehHat Package Manager" or "RPM Package Manager?
No it isn't.Quote:James Vahn writes:
> RPM is based on Debian's dpkg,...
They were developed independently and nearly simultaneously. NoQuote:> ...but RedHat saw to it that the two would be incompatible.
Yes, but look for a native package first. There is little of interest thatQuote:> Try "alien" to convert between them.
Why? There is nothing remarkable about different programmers arriving atQuote:James Vahn writes:
> There are too many parallels between them to be coincidence or chance
>> Does RPM stand for "RehHat Package Manager" or "RPM Package Manager?
>The former (aside from the typo). At this point, though, Red Hat is far
>from the only distribution using RPMs -- Caldera, Mandrake, SuSE,
>TurboLinux, LinuxPPC, Yellow Dog, and probably several others all use
using my Official CDROM as the source I tried to add packages using
APT-get. I issued the command but after initial set of instruction
and the rest of usuall text, the process comes back and tells me that
""Dbconf" is in web mode GOTO HTTP://localhost:8001". Anyone know
what this mean and where do I go from here to solve this one.
Thank for help