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APT for installing .deb-packages

asked 2014-12-15 06:31:45 -0500

Muck98 gravatar image

I found the apt-package to download in the official fedora repositories. Is it possible to install .deb packages that work on Fedora 21 with this tool?

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Are there any particular .deb packages that you want to install on Fedora? I can only see it leading to instability, there aren't that many packages available on Debian/Ubuntu that aren't on Fedora - and if you're desperate to use one of them, your first call should be to try and build the package from its source code.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2014-12-15 07:19:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-12-15 09:11:12 -0500

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In theory, you can use apt to install deb packages in Fedora and it might work depending on the package you are installing, however it is not such a good idea. .debs will likely place things like configuration files in similar locations, overwriting them without knowing about conflicts that may occur.

AFAIK, apt is included in Fedora more for developers that want to use it to create DEB packages for other systems on Fedora, rather than using it as a package manager.

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