Liam Proven lproven at
Mon Sep 17 14:45:10 UTC 2007

On 17/09/2007, musicman <datakid at> wrote:

> eg: debian uses the apt package management system, redhat uses rpm,
> SUSE uses YaST, gentoo uses emerge (I think that's all correct). Note
> that 5 years ago this was an issue, but these days most distros come
> with a "install with other system's package manager".

Er, no.

Yes, there's a port of APT to RPM. Yes, GUI package-admin tools can
often work on different systems. Yes, Debian derivatives come with
Alien to handle RPM packages. But it is not remotely mix-and-match

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