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Re: How to "make install" apt?

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 8:27 PM, Ron Johnson<ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
> On 2009-09-01 10:53, Peng Yu wrote:
>> Hi,
> You're the one running as a user on a RedHat system, right?
>> I downloaded
>> http://security.debian.org/debian-security/pool/updates/main/a/apt/apt_0.6.46.4-0.1+etch1.tar.gz
>> from the following webpage
>> http://packages.debian.org/etch/apt
>> I then run the following two commands. But I don't find the 'install'
>> option in the Makefile. Can somebody let me know what command I should
>> run to install apt?
>> configure --prefix=somedir
>> make
> Just as SRPM packages are designed to be manipulated by rpm, deb packages
> are designed to be manipulated by apt* commands.  In this case, I don't
> think that deb packages are designed to allow "non system" targets.

I am only interested in the source packages but not the compiled
packages. My understanding is that the source codes of any give
package (the same version) in redhat and debian should be the same. Am
I correct?

I also heard that debian has more packages than redhat. Is it correct?


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