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Apt-Get on CentOS in 5 Easy Steps

Sometimes YUM alone isn’t enough…. Luckily adding the ability to use the apt-get command in CentOS is pretty easy.  While I still encourage everyone who reads this to always use yum whenever possible…It’s nice to know that you have options when troubleshooting a difficult install process. There are a few variations on the best way to implement apt-get in CentOS – this is merely what has worked the best for me. 🙂

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Installing Apt-Get on Centos

 

1.)  Check your System Architecture


2.)  Then download the appropriate .rpm File from below

 

CentOS 5

CentOS 6

 

3.)  Install RPMForge


4.)  Install apt


5.)  Then update your apt Repositories

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Using Apt-Get

 

For apt-get Usage:


To Search for an Install

 

 

Additional Resources

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Howto
http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/?C=D;O=D
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/RPMForge#head-5aabf02717d5b6b12d47edbc5811404998926a1b

 

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