This page will list the major changes between RedHat and Debian, including commands, file pathes, and naming conventions.


Package Management[edit]

RedHat Debian
yum install apt-get install
yum update apt-get upgrade
yum clean all apt-get update
yum search package apt-cache search package
rpm -qa dpkg -l
rpm -ivh package.rpm dpkg -i package.deb
rpm -qf /path/to/file dpkg -S /path/to/file

Service Management[edit]

RedHat Debian

/etc/rc.d/rc1.d ...


/etc/rc1.d ...

/etc/sysconfig/network /etc/hostname , /etc/network/interfaces
service httpd restart

service mysqld restart

service http restart

service mysql restart

OS Management[edit]

RedHat Debian
cat /etc/redhat-release lsb_release -a


User / Group Names[edit]

RedHat Debian
nobody (group) nogroup (group)