[CentOS] is apt/synaptic OK?

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 20 12:28:23 UTC 2006

> because I'm used to apt based distro's like Debian and I also use it with
> Fedora, I wondered if I could use apt/synaptic on Centos 4.2 and if somebody
> could post his sources.list for the repo's that are availabel through apt.

Apt has issues with multi-arch support and a few other things, so most
people use yum instead. The syntax for yum is similar to apt, so it
should be reasonably easy for you to pick up. Many of the external
repositories you'll find use yum heavily. If you're not completely
comfortable with yum, there's documentation for it on the centos site,
and there's a gui called yumex that is available also.

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