Do we need this crap on LWN?
Posted Feb 21, 2007 18:19 UTC (Wed) by TwoTimeGrime
In reply to: Do we need this crap on LWN?
Parent article: ESR's goodbye note
You are confusing the apt system with debs. Debs are the packages just like RPMs are packages. Debian-based distros use the apt tools to resolve dependencies. RPM people use a program called yum to resolve dependencies.
Here's a list of how things are similar (debian <-> redhat):
debs are similar to rpms (the packages)
dpkg (the program) is similar to rpm (the program)
apt is similar to yum
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