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    install rpms

    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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    Linux Guru Cabhan's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
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    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,, etc.) include a binary version (mozilla-firefox-bin, openoffice-bin) that will give you the package, just not tailored for your system.

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    Linux Guru loft306's Avatar
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    have a look here for a gui search/list of packages available in gentoo then simply emerge the package from a root shell
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    Linux Engineer d38dm8nw81k1ng's Avatar
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    and you can emerge eix for enhanced searching

    emerge eix
    then you can read up on eix for how to use it.
    Here'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?

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