Front end package managers
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Sun Apr 22 15:44:51 UTC 2007
Mark Wallace wrote:
> Yes, I am clear that the other package managers are front ends that wind
> up using synaptic.
Oh boy. Apparently you aren't very clear. Other package managers use _apt_
and dpkg, not synaptic, which is just another front-end.
> They are in there because they are more user friendly
> interfaces. But because I don't have Linux in front of me at the second I
> don't know if they allow you to change the download source. They also
> might be selective about what they show up.
Certainly some are.
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