Fedora needs more evangelism for repositories

Mike Fedyk mfedyk at matchmail.com
Mon Jun 28 21:12:02 UTC 2004

Pedro Fernandes Macedo wrote:
> James Wilkinson wrote:
>> Brad Smith came up with a list of reasons why some users might prefer
>> not to use repositories.
>> Another one is that they don't work well with sneakernet, in my
>> experience.
> This is something that always bothered me with yum (specially). Even on 
> cable , sometimes I have to abort a update because I need to reboot to 
> do something important.. And usually this happens when I'm at 50% 
> download of a big package (usually kernel-sourcecode). Then , the next 
> yum run , I have to restart the download (I know it's only the download 
> of a single package , but for dialup users this is a nightmare. For me , 
> it's just a little delay in the updates , but I still dont like the 
> waste of bandwith caused by the lack of a resume function in yum).
> Maybe if yum had a resume feature , it would be more dialup friendly ... 
> And there's also the headers issue (downloading all those headers on 
> dialup probably isnt fun at all).

Apt does this already.

Unless you're using 64bit linux (where you have the same package names 
for 32 and 64 bit packages that apt doesn't handle) you are probably 
better off using apt.


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