I like the command line tools for the sheer convenience of them. (No
navigating through menus, just one line and your software is
Found out Suse uses apt-rpm. However I don't think you can do "apt-rpm
install <localrpm>". What I disliked about Debian was the way it
handled local .deb files: apt-get install <package> to install from a
repository, dpkg -i <package.deb> to install from local file. Of
course dpkg didn't retrieve dependencies from your repositories which
meant installing local debs was a pain. Mandriva and Redhat/Fedora had
a single command (urpmi or yum) that could install repository rpms or
local rpms, which was nice.
I've installed Smart package manager (http://smartpm.org/) to see how
that goes. It runs from either a GUI or console commands and hopefully
it allows you to install a local rpm by simply typing something along
the lines of "smart install <localfile>".
On 10/7/05, Conor O'Callaghan <cocallaghan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Anyone know if SuSE has a command line equivalent of yum or urpmi? I
> > know yast can do dependency stuff, but I really like having the
> > command line tools.
>> Hi there,
>> YAST will work fine in command line too, if you log in as root or sudo to
> root, just type yast to bring up the curses version. I am not sure if this
> is what you are talking about as i havent used those package managers you
> are talking about. Hope this helps.
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