Re: Synaptic with Fedora?

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On Sat, 2004-05-08 at 22:39, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Matthew Miller wrote:
> 
> >> Can one use synaptic with Fedora-1?
> >> The synaptic (& apt) docs seem very Debian oriented.
> >> Eg the example sources.list starts all lines with "deb".
> >> Is that really necessary?
> > 
> > For rpm, you start them all with 'rpm'. But you'll need the rpm-enabled
> > verions of the programs.
> 
> Where do you get such a beast?
> I got the Fedora-1 version from freshrpms (as an RPM).
> 
> The man page for sources.list says
> ============================================
> The format of each  line  is:  type
> uri  args. The first item, type, determines the format for args.
> ============================================
> Unfortunately, it never says what values "type" can take,
> and the dozen or so examples all have type "deb".
> 
> [How can a person writing a man-page use a term like "type"
> without ever explaining what the possible types are?]
> 
> However, I've copied the entries from my /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
> to /etc/apt/sources.list edited so that there are just 2 items
> in each line, the first being "rpm", ie
> =============================================
> rpm http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/i386/os/
> rpm http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/1/i386/
> #rpm http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/testing/1/i386/
> =============================================
> 
> Assuming this is what one has to do,
> I find it amazing that it is not stated clearly in the synaptic docs.
> 
> -- 
> Timothy Murphy  
> e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
> tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
> s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
> 

Download the APT & SYNAPTIC files from this site. And install. That's
all, that's to it. The repository is setup automatically.

http://yarrow.freshrpms.net/

Wolf




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