[oclug] General Debian questions from a Redhat guy.
flynn at engsoc.queensu.ca
Sun Aug 11 14:41:50 EDT 2002
On Sun, Aug 11, 2002 at 01:47:33PM -0400, Richard Wayne wrote:
> I was VERY impressed by apt-get, it may be worth switching to
> Debian for that alone!
As others will likely note, there is an apt-rpm available so RPM users
can share in the apt goodness.
> 1) What non-gui tool is used for stopping/starting services and setting the
> services that come up at boot time? (The Debian equiv of the 'chkconfig' and
> 'service' commands)
> 2) Where the best place to find Debian documentation? Especially Debian
> administration tools? (debian.org does not seem to be up to Redhat when it
> comes to documentation)
/usr/share/doc is the best place to find the documentation. Debian
specific docs can be gotten with:
apt-get install doc-debian
Which will include a lot of documentation on Debian.
> 3) What tool is used as the equiv of the 'rpm -q' and 'rpm -V' commands?
> (Querying and verifying installed packages)
"dpkg -l" will give a list of installed packages, "dpkg -L packagname"
will list files in a (installed) package, "dpkg -S filename" will
search for packages that contain a particular file, "apt-cache search"
and "apt-cache show" are also invaluable. Not sure what verifying
installed packages means, though.
> 4) Does the following exist: An "apt server proxy".
apt-get install apt-proxy
Welcome to Debian. Enjoy the Freedom.
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