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For some reasons I have to use apt-get in CentOS. After some effort I noticed RPMForge/RepoForge (which is needed to install apt-get) is dead project.

Please refer to this page. however is it possible to run apt-get in CentOS or not, if yes, how?

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    What reasons? Why the complication of a foreign package system instead of using the native RPM? – thrig Jun 4 '17 at 14:17
  • I'm trying to install Mirantis Openstack, building bootstrap fails because it needs to run apt-get update. – vahid kargar Jun 4 '17 at 14:20
  • If you want to install OpenStack on CentOS, you should use RDO, not Mirantis OpenStack. – Stephen Kitt Jun 4 '17 at 15:12
  • Im following this link (docs.mirantis.com/openstack/fuel/fuel-9.1/quickstart-guide/…) installation guide, in this tutorial the prepared package installs centos – vahid kargar Jun 4 '17 at 15:16
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    alias apt-get=yum. There you go. apt-get install shall work :) – user34720 Jun 6 '17 at 20:57
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No you cannot.

Well, you can. You can build it from source or install it using alien. But it will not work. You will not have the correct repositories and you cannot really use deb packages on CentOS. You can spend days on it and then you will wonder why the OpenStack installation does not work.

You should really use OpenStack which list CentOS as supported platform. https://www.rdoproject.org/ is really good choice.

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  • whats the diffrence of RDO and RedHat openstack? – vahid kargar Jun 4 '17 at 16:45
  • I think Redhat openstack isnt free. isnt it? – vahid kargar Jun 4 '17 at 16:47
  • RDO is free of charge, but self supported (similar as CentOS), Red Hat OpenStack is paid and supported (similar as Red Hat Enterprise Linux) – msuchy Jun 6 '17 at 7:57

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