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Hi there, I'm an OpenSuse newbie, first of all I think this is the best distro I have ever seen, I worked with lots of distributions like debian, RedHat, centos, ...
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    APT for OpenSuse 11.2 (latest)


    Hi there,
    I'm an OpenSuse newbie, first of all I think this is the best distro I have ever seen, I worked with lots of distributions like debian, RedHat, centos, parsix,Ubuntu,backtrack and etc ... but none of them fired me up about the OpenSource revolution except the OpenSuse,
    well, in debian based distribution there's a great tool called APT, I want to know how Can I have APT Package management system in my OpenSuse Box ?
    I see a tool like apt in opensuse called zypper, it's fine but I'm more comfortable with APT than it,
    could you please help me to install APT on my OpenSuse ?
    thank you .

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    There's a version of Apt for RPM-based distributions called apt4rpm, but I'd recommend instead using something like yum. The syntax is very similar. I don't know if that will break the YaST tools installed on OpenSuSE however. They're designed to use RPM package management.
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    thanks, seems there's no way for having APT on 11.2,
    the base Package management for OpenSuse is RPM, right !?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberoot View Post
    thanks, seems there's no way for having APT on 11.2,
    the base Package management for OpenSuse is RPM, right !?
    Yes. OpenSuSE is RPM. So is Fedora.
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    You can, as said, use apt4rpm.
    APT - openSUSE

    PCLinuxOS, an rpm distro based on Mandriva, uses apt4rpm for their package management and it seems to work fine.

    But, it looks like the project is no longer maintained. The last apt4rpm release was 2005, which would make me wary of using it.

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