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I can't install on Ubuntu using the following command

sudo yum install python-setuptools

I get this message

Setting up Install Process
No package python-setuptool available.

So I checked my repolist

sudo yum repolist

that return

repolist: 0

Wich repository should I add, Or what else could I be missing ?

Thanks in advance

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closed as off topic by quanta, voretaq7 Jul 27 '12 at 20:46

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why are you using yum on ubuntu and not apt or aptitude ? – Zypher Mar 6 '12 at 0:09
just because all the resources I have found used it – svassr Mar 6 '12 at 15:30
@svassr We have an Ubuntu Specific Stack Exchange Site which may be a better fit for questions like this which are not specifically about server administration (we generally don't mind answering these kinds of questions here either, but I like to point people their way because they have a lot of deep Ubuntu-specific knowledge) – voretaq7 Jul 27 '12 at 20:49
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Ubuntu generally doesn't use yum, unless yo've taken specific steps to enable it.

Instead, use apt:

apt-get install python-setuptools

I highly recommend reading through the Ubuntu package management pages: (they'll probably say to use some newer version of the apt command, which I'm guessing someone here on SF will educate me about in a comment or another answer).

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Thanks Jed. What about adding repolist to yum. I'm still interested in learning how to do so. – svassr Mar 6 '12 at 19:06
Honestly, I have no idea. If I wanted to use yum, I's use a RedHat based system like CentOS instead of a Debian based system like Ubuntu. My understanding is that yum in based on aptitude anyway. If you really want to learn about it, I'm sure man yum will get you started. – Jed Daniels Mar 6 '12 at 22:58

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