Advanced Packaging Tool

Do you know what is apt-get — that you use frequently on your debian console ? APT is the front end version of the debian package manager, dpkg.

It provides the apt-get utility and APT dselect method that provides a simpler, safer way to install and upgrade packages.
Here’s the SCM Repository –>

The most recent release appears to be Release 1.3~rc4 ( according to the logs ). rpm‘s can also be compiled on the debian platform, although compatibility often causes a problem. It is done by converting the rpm package to deb.

Here’s how to do it.

apt-get install alien
alien package.rpm  
dpkg -i package.deb

alien can be compiled using source or installed via the official repositories.