I checked my OS install using this command

uname -a

and got this result

Linux uc3-dev #1 SMP 2010-12-29 15:03:02 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I am on a new server box, so I think apt-get was just not installed. What is the best way for me to install apt-get? By the way I have all the admin privileges.

Here is the output of lsb_release -a

If 'lsb_release' is not a typo you can run the following command to lookup the package that contains the binary:

command-not-found lsb_release
-bash: lsb_release: command not found
  • Can you give us the output of lsb_release -a ?
    – Zypher
    May 4 '11 at 20:48
  • What is the output of 'cat /etc/lsb-release'? May 4 '11 at 20:48

apt-get is a package management tool introduced by Debian and also used by other distributions such as Ubuntu. Googling on your exact kernel version suggests that you have OpenSUSE. That's a different Linux distribution. You'll want to start with YaST and perhaps check out Zypper for package management.

  • actually I have Seleste Linux. Not sure if that clarification makes any difference :)
    – Genadinik
    May 4 '11 at 21:16
  • @Genadinik: Neither I nor Google have heard of Seleste Linux, but by the looks of it, it's based on SuSE. May 4 '11 at 21:22
  • Here is the official name: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). Obviously I am a total newb in this flavor of Linux :)
    – Genadinik
    May 4 '11 at 21:26
  • @Genadinik Gilles's answer is correct then, SLES uses YaST or Zypper to install and manage packages. Follow the links he posted or search online for their usage. Here's a good link I found after a quick search: en.opensuse.org/SDB:Zypper_usage_11.3 May 4 '11 at 22:46

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