YUM and the package manager

Andy Choens dru at worldskip.com
Fri Nov 7 20:24:14 UTC 2003

I think I heard the beginnings of an awesome project..........

On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 13:33, Julien Olivier wrote:

> Hi
> Now that YUM is shipped with Fedora Core, wouldn't it useful to modify
> the package manager (Add/Remove Applications) so that it uses YUM to
> retrieve the list of packages and resolve dependencies ? More over, it
> could be great to have a tool to add/remove sources from the package
> manager.
> Even greater would be to have a way to automatically add sources from a
> website. For example, you go to freshrpms.net, click on "add this
> source", Mozilla calls the package manager, which asks for the root
> password, and adds the source to your yum.conf.
> Another interesting things would be if up2date could _automatically_ use
> the sources defined in /etc/yum.conf. That way, you don't have to add
> your sources in two config files.
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