Anyone played with apt on SuSE?

As a Debian convert for several years, I've really grown to hate RPMs and all they stand for. But I may be working on a SuSE machine (remotely) in the not too distant future. So I'm looking for ways to make that as painless as possible.

Anything else I should be looking at?

Posted by jzawodn at April 07, 2003 08:42 PM

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# Gerald said:

Double entry in blog!

on April 8, 2003 04:18 AM
# Gerald said:

addendum: do not forget the two link-entries at ;-)

on April 8, 2003 04:59 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


on April 8, 2003 07:26 AM
# havoc said:

apt4rpm + SuSE is good, but it's not ... uh ... "perfect" (for lack of a better word).

I have had Gnome (and all that that implies -- Evolution, Gimp, Galeon, etc., etc,) blown AWAY without warning.

Last week, I lost my whole system when I forced an upgrade from xf86 to XFree86 to eliminate the conflictst that kept 'apt-get -y upgrade' from completing. (Turns out that XFree86 is not compatible with my antique notebook.)

I still keep using it, though. It's good stuff. I have a server that auto-updates every week with apt4rpm.

I find that it's a much better solution than YOU for managing remote machines.

Good luck!

(spellcheck broken. laziness timed out.)

on April 8, 2003 09:21 AM
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