how do i use apt-get

Graham gct3 at
Wed Jun 29 20:10:53 UTC 2005

On Wednesday 29 Jun 2005 19:06, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:

> On wo, 2005-06-29 at 17:37 +0100, Graham wrote:
> > APT stands for the Advanced Package Tool.  Its was originally
> > developed for rpm systems
> LOL!
> Apt is a Debian invention and only since recently, the rpm-based
> distributions saw the light and ae using it now...

I stand by what I said because this was a matter of great debate on 
other Debian user groups, and it was stated definitively that the 
original intention was to use APT with what became known as rpm 
systems, but it was not taken up as such.  It was adopted by Debian 
systems and has been developed primarily by them, only recently being 
taken up by rpm systems again.  However I note that the Wikipedia 
states that it was first developed for Debian systems, which may just 
be a matter of semantics.

However, whether its first design intention was for rpm or Debian 
systems, the naming of Synaptic was because it was a front-end to APT.



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