[Centos] Apt repositories for CentOS?

Shawn M. Jones smj at littleprojects.org
Thu Sep 9 04:15:54 UTC 2004

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seth vidal wrote:
| On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 23:52 -0400, Shawn M. Jones wrote:
|>yum chosen?  I prefer apt over yum because of features and was wondering
|>if anyone had created an apt repository for CentOS.
|>Also, what's the deal with up2date on CentOS-3 nowadays?  Is it just my
| right now the problem with apt on centos-3 or any of the rhel rebuild
| projects is that apt has issues with how red hat implemented multilib
| support
| so many issues, in fact, that it can't do it.
| so that means no x86_64 at all.

I did not know about this.  Wow.  Thanks for the info.  Actually, in
retrospect, this explains to some degree why apt for rpm and apt for deb
produce differing outputs.  I've noticed that apt for rpm keeps its info
in a less clean manner than the original apt does.

| What feature in apt are you missing in yum or up2date.

Actually, I mostly like being able to grab and build source rpms.  It's
something that up2date can (supposedly) do, but yum does not have the
functionality yet.  I guess I could just write a patch and send it into
the guys at Duke, but it feels weird to try to add functionality to one
software package when another exists that does everything I want.

They've stated that no one seems to be interested in source functionality:

| oh and the reason for the failure in up2date is b/c of a problem with
| the package red hat originally shipped. It should be fixed in centos 3
| update 3 - due out this week - or earlier next week.

Woohoo!!!  Anything I can do to help?  Actually, now that I think about
it, my earlier post indicates my CentOS box isn't fully functional right
now, but it's got one good drive in the mirror set working.  Need some
packages built?

- --Shawn

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