Re: I have apt on RH, now i want dselect (or capt or sth. like that)
On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, email@example.com wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 07:29:13PM +0200, Piotr Krukowiecki (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 11:07:57AM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> > > On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 01:27:40PM -0400, David Z. Maze (dmaze@MIT.EDU) wrote:
> > > > Karsten M Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > > KMS> On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 05:42:41PM +0200, Piotr Krukowiecki (email@example.com) 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.
> > > 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).
> Ok. See my previous response quoted above. ***WHY*** are you trying to
> install apt on a Red Hat system. If you're planning to manage your RH
> system through apt, I strongly discourage it.
I thought it's clear. There are two computers - one in my home (debian,
slow modem connection) and one where i study (RH, fast connection).
Now, i can take my /var/lib/dpkg/status file, compress it (~100KB) and
send it to RH. There i could choose what packages i want (using dselect),
download them (apt-get -d dselect-upgrade), take them to my home and