[CentOS] Re: apt on Centos 5.1

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Jun 18 18:34:42 UTC 2008


on 6-18-2008 5:52 AM Johnny Hughes spake the following:
> Mike wrote:
>> Just read on planet centos that you can easily install apt on Centos 
>> too using yum.
>>
>> However, I get :
>> [root at 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.
> 
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
> 
And I would assume that apt won't be able to update from the CentOS repos.

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