apt+rpm HOWTO

(preliminary version)

Jorge Godoy


Alfredo Kojima


Claudio Matsuoka


Table of Contents
1. Conventions used in this document
2. What is apt?
3. Installing and configuring your system for apt
4. How to use apt-get
5. How to use apt-cache
6. Using apt-cdrom and apt-config
7. Creating a repository
8. apt files
9. Maintaining your apt repository
10. Using GPG signatures
11. How does the archives directory works?

This document describes how to setup a machine as an apt client or as an apt repository.

This document does not describes apt and its philosophy. We're describing apt's port to RPM based systems (OK, some information on how apt works is also supplied, but its not the scope of this document to teach you everything about apt).