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Re: 2GB of Waste? How can it be? -- OT/Apt



On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 09:43:25PM +0000, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> > I figured any Apt repository for RedHat would probably need to be
> > independent.  Thanx for the link.  Contact me directly with any
> > further correspondence.
> 
> It doesn't have apt/up2date autodownload facilities, but I find
> rpmfind.net to be the most comprehensive source for rpms in general.
> You can search to see which package Provides: a given feature, too.

When you want to manually search all the RPMS in this world for
some file/package/dependency yes, rpmfind is the way to go.

But when you want to easily keep a system working while installing
new packages and erratas, rpmfind (the command line tool) does not
really do the job (up2date does it somewhat, but it doesn't let
you build your own custom repository).

This article: http://freshmeat.net/articles/view/192/, 
even if a little old is a good comparision for rpm managing tools.

Stelian.
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