fedora core 2 sore spots

dsyates dsyates at mindspring.com
Tue Jun 8 20:28:52 UTC 2004

Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:
At 06:17 6/8/2004, Trond Are Haugland wrote:

 >>dsyates wrote:
 >>>>up2date still sucks. (yes. I know yum works fine)
 >>I don't understand, up2date has worked perfectly for me in both
 >>Fedora Core 1 & 2. In what way does it suck for you?

 >Agreed. I have only used yum so far on a system which is RHL-7.3 and
 >updating from Fedora Legacy. All my other systems use up2date and work
 >beautifully... in particular I now appreciate the -k option which lets 
 >me point to a local directory, and the ability to put local 
directories >also >in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources. Please provide more 
detail on its >perceived "suckiness" for you.

Up2date sucks less than it did in FC1; but I still experience seemingly 
random unresponsiveness. I appreciate the fact that that it handles 
mirror sites better. I guess my gripe with up2date are aimed more at the 
gui functionality of the program. It does do a good job of notifying me 
when updates are needed; but a good 20% of the time, it's plum miserable 
at retrieving them. I only use yum for that now. On a related topic, I 
like apt better than yum, but I am using yum instead, hoping it will 
grow on me. In hind site maybe "sucks" is too strong a word. I just wish 
up2date worked better. A google search on "up2date sucks" "2004" yields 
22 results :-)

David S. Yates
LPIC-1 Linux Certified
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