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Re: I have apt on RH, now i want dselect (or capt or sth. like that)

On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 11:07:57AM -0700, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 01:27:40PM -0400, David Z. Maze (dmaze@MIT.EDU) wrote:
> > Karsten M Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com> writes:
> > KMS> On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 05:42:41PM +0200, Piotr Krukowiecki (piotr@pingu.ii.uj.edu.pl) wrote:
> >  PK> I have installed apt on RedHat, it works ok (e.g apt-get update
> >  PK> && apt-get -d install sth)
> > KMS> 
> > KMS> Using two different package management systems on a single system
> > KMS> is a ***BAD*** idea.  You are violating the fundamental advantage
> > KMS> of either system: single-point, centralized coordination of
> > KMS> packages and dependencies on the system.
> > 
> > It sounds like what he's actually trying to do is to install APT on a

Not "trying", it works ok. :)

> > machine with good connectivity, and using APT in download-only mode to 
> > download packages to local disk.  He then copies the files to some
> > other medium, uses SneakerNet to bring them over to his machine
> > without connectivity, and installs them locally.
> > 
> > This is all well and good and reasonable, but I don't know how to
> > answer his question.  :-)
>     man apt-zip?
> I haven't used it, but my understanding is that this is what it's for.
> You make your requests on the Debian box, then sneakernet storage from
> some other box, though I don't know what it wants on it.

No, my question was different. Downloading, moving and installing is not
a problem (i'm following /usr/share/doc/apt/offline.txt.gz).

But now i'd like to have dselect, console-apt or aptitiude installed on
RH system. I tried to install capt, but it failed (see my first mail)
I don't know whether i need dpkg installed first or not (iirc there is
dpkg for non-debian systems).


Piotrek  (@ ~)
irc: #Debian.pl

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