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who can help me for install genoo's programs can i install RPM & .DEB or no ? please answer for my problem...
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- 03-02-2006 #1
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- Mar 2006
can i install RPM & .DEB or no ?
please answer for my problem
- 03-03-2006 #2
You could use Portage to install RPM ("emerge rpm") or dpkg ("emerge dpkg") for Debian packages.
That said, Portage is quite excellent, so unless there's a major problem, I'd recommend using it. If the long compile times bother you, many major packages (Firefox, OpenOffice.org, etc.) include a binary version (mozilla-firefox-bin, openoffice-bin) that will give you the package, just not tailored for your system.
- 03-10-2006 #3
- 03-10-2006 #4
and you can emerge eix for enhanced searching
emerge eix update-eixHere's why Linux is easier than Windows:
Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?