portage vs yum

Thufir hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 06:14:38 UTC 2007

the pro's for three distros:

portage is bigger than yum and just as easy to use
live cd

binary builds of portage (for a fee, IIRC)

live cd

The drawback to fedora is, to my mind, rpm and yum.  portage is 
superior.  it's also capable, as sabayon has demonstrated, of 
distributing binaries.

Please switch to something like portage, which builds from source.  This 
would eliminate, or at least, significantly reduce, the need for me to do 
things like build lshw from source because, and correct me if I'm wrong, 
it'd be easier to leave "in" and would require less maintenance.

Assuming all other things to be equal, as in only GPL 2 stuff is 
maintained, isn't portage easier to maintain?  Wouldn't that mean more 
stuff for me (I mean users)?

Thank you,


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