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Using apt4rpm with OpenSuSe

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Yast is nice… for configuration purposes. But it’s a dreadful package manager, because it takes quite some time to load up all the stuff, synchronize with remote repositories or whatever it does before giving the user the option to actually do something usefull. There are alternatives however, the guys at Debian have created a tool called apt which does not have all that overhead, does not have a GUI like Yast (although there are many nice GUIs like Synaptic) and just works. Ready to install apt? Then let’s get started:

rpm -hv –install ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/apt4rpm/10.1/apt{-libs,}-0.5.15lorg3-0.suse1010.rb0.i586.rpm

This will install the apt suite, that’s all there is. Now you’ll have to configure it.

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