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Re: A true package manager.

On Sat, 2004-11-06 at 13:22, Jos Vos wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 06, 2004 at 01:10:09PM +0100, Iago Rubio wrote:
> > I don't think yum should merge with up2date. Yum bypasses up2date
> > functionality right now and frankly I don't use up2date ever because
> > it's still buggy (On my FC1 and FC2 systems).
> What are the bugs you encounter? 

Mostly hangs when downloading packages.

>  The only real problem I know of is
> the zero-size overview in up2date due to the fact that yum's
> header.info file does not include package sizes.  I have solved this
> for X/OS Linux (<http://www.xoslinux.org/, a rebuild of RHEL3) by
> adding a backward-compatible enhancement to yum-arch and some changes
> to up2date, and now up2date and yum repositories seem to work fine.

I don't know how it works in xoslinux, but in my fedora boxes I don't
use it because it used to fail, and also because I'm happy with yum.

> > I'd really like to interface the rhn applet with yum, or at least to
> > make it configurable so you could launch your preferred update command -
> > in my case `xterm -e yum update` :)
> What do you mean with "interface the rhn applet with yum"?  Rhn-applet
> works fine with yum repositories.

I mean one "Launch Yum" button instead of the "Launch up2date" button on
the rhn notification tool dialog :)

> See <http://download.xoslinux.org/pub/xoslinux/3/i386/release/SRPMS/>
> for my versions of yum, up2date, rhnlib and rhn-applet (all these
> packages are originally the FC2 versions) for X/OS Linux 3 (see the
> package's changelogs for a description of the changes).

Will take a look at them, thanks. But from the http://xoslinux.org front
page it seems you also had some issues with up2date :)

ITOH to install those packages in my boxes is not a solution for me, as
it will be overriden with fedora's ones on next update.
Iago Rubio

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