how do i use apt-get
gct3 at f2s.com
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
> 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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