apt-get on opensuse 12.1


Can anyone please help me installing apt on opensuse 12.1.
I’ve seen tutorials that says installing apt from Yast software management, but my opensuse 12.1 doesn’t contain apt package.

How can i install it?

Please provide any help…


You do not use apt-get on openSUSE. The functionality is given by using YaST > Software > Sopftware management in the GUI (but yast also works with an NCURSES interface in the terminal and also has a command line interface), or you use zypper in the CLI (zie man-zypper).

It is one of the things that make openSUSE openSUSE, it has it’s own RPM based software management tools.

Reading your question above and the other thread you started, I get the strong idea that you have an original question behind this and that you got stuck somewhere in finding a solution for it. And now you come to use which only the short question where you got stuck.

You beter tell the original question. That is the ways people here can see what you realy want and help you with a real solution instead o=f helping you somewher ona path that may be the wrong path at all.

See “Describe the goal not the step” here: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#goal

> Please provide any help…

please read the reply i just made to your yum question, and replace
every instance of yum with apt, and every instance of Red
Hat/CentOS/Fedora with Debian/Mint/Ubuntu…

really, i think it might be easier to install a big diesel truck’s
engine in a 1965 Volkswagon Bug

and, makes as much sense…if you want apt, use Debian, if you want yum
use RH, if you want YaST use SUSE.

on the other hand if you are wanting to really learn the nuts and bolts
of yum, apt and YaST…keep going, but don’t depend on a lot of
help…it is a tough road…

did your professor assign this to you, or what?


Am 21.08.2012 15:46, schrieb hcvv:
> See “Describe the goal not the step” here:
> ‘http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#goal
> (http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#goal)


and if I would have to guess, my guess would be it is some software
which the OP does not find for openSUSE but for Debian or RH/Fedora?

@saurabh23: If that is true tell us which software and maybe someone on
this list knows how to get it for openSUSE.

PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.4 | GeForce GT 420
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eCAFE 800: oS 12.1 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10

thanks for ur response.

I guess i might have answered ur question im my other thread…



thanks for responding

no, my professor didn assigned me this,… i m just looking out for the possibility of using yum/apt in openSuse.




Thanks for response…

actually , as per my project, i just need to use same package manager in all OS’s which my project supports…
thats the only reason…



As last remark about your two threads, I reckon them to be a classical case of “Describe the Goal, not the Step”: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html#goal

On 08/23/2012 03:56 PM, saurabh23 wrote:
> i just need to use same package manager
> in all OS’s which my project supports…

rpm is a “Package Manager” rile (rpm = Red Hat Package Manager) an rpm
can be used to install on openSUSE, Red Hat, Centos and all other
distros with use rpm files…true, each distro has its unique
specifications of how the rpm file’s internals have to be, but those
things are doable…

after that it just leaves the Debian apt problem to solve.

dd http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat

On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:56:02 +0000, saurabh23 wrote:

> actually , as per my project, i just need to use same package manager in
> all OS’s which my project supports…
> thats the only reason…

Maybe look at using the Open Build Service to build your packages - that
way you compile using one tool and build packages that are known to work
across multiple distributions.


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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Smart supports multiple package systems. Used to be pretty popular among suse users before zypp came along. I don’t know what its status is these days. As Jim says, the Build Service would be very useful for your project.