Libraries and dependencies (Re: [Techtalk] "I need to use Windows because ...")

hobbit at hobbit at
Mon Aug 12 12:05:18 EST 2002

On Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 02:50:34PM +1000 or thereabouts, Mary wrote:
> There are a growing set of tools that automatically satisfy dependencies
> for you.
> The most well known is Debian's apt-get tool. There is also Red Carpet
> for Ximian's programs I believe. There is urpmi for Mandrake, and the
> Control Center's Install Software section is a GUI equivalent.
> I'm sure people can post others for their own distros. 

For Red Hat:

up2date is the Red Hat program and what RH expects you to be using.

apt-rpm is a Conectiva creation, and (naturally) works on Conectiva.
It also works for Red Hat:

As far as I know, these work with programs which RH ships. If, 
for example, you grab an rpm of nethack (not a program shipped
by RH), I don't know whether either up2date or apt-rpm would
help you.


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