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Re: [suse-xfree86] rpm anomaly
  • From: Geoffrey <esoteric@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 13:48:41 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <4231A1B3.6010006@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ingo Strauch wrote:
On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 07:55:13 -0500
Geoffrey <esoteric@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Ingo Strauch wrote:

Now you got me curious. Apt will use the same RPM files as Yast and
underneath will use the same rpm executable to install them. How
should that lead to differences or even a not properly updated rpm
database? Or did I miss something?

It could be that I'm learning something here. It's my understanding that apt is .deb based and does not properly deal with the rpm
database. Is this wrong? Debian does not have an rpm database, and apt is a Debian tool.

Yes, apt is basically a Debian tool but even there it is IIRC just a
frontend to dpkg that underneath deals with the .deb file. So apt4rpm is
the same frontend with a different backend, rpm in that case which
installs the .rpm files.

Ah, I thought he was using straight 'apt.'

Until later, Geoffrey

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