[PlanetCCRMA] OT - General FC2/RPM/apt question

Mark Knecht Mark Knecht <markknecht@gmail.com>
Thu Dec 9 16:57:01 2004

On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 15:15:31 -0800, Brad Fuller <brad@sonaural.com> wrote:
>  Mark Knecht wrote: 
>  Hi, None music question. I'm setting up my son's Christmas computer and
> wondering how people go about getting new packages installed for non-music
> applications. Is there a way to point apt/Synaptic at some other
> repositories that have RPMs for FC2? I don't want to download RPMs and go
> back into dependency hell. Do you only use the original CDs? Some other way?
> How do you all get new stuff downloaded when it's a non-Planet app? Thanks,
> Mark It depends on what OS i'm on. I use yum on FC2/AMD64 (does NOT use
> sources.list) and Synaptic/apt for FC2/i686.
>  the synaptic app has a nice way of configuring the repositories. It's easy
> to configure.
>  I'd start there. I'm sure many here will reply with their favorite repos
> from p.c. to freshrpms.net

I had not tried yum before. I managed to get samba and samba-swat
installed pretty painlessly. Apparently this just defaults to the same
servers that the redhat-update app goes to. Cool by me.

Thanks for the pointer.

- Mark