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Re: yum - slightly OT



Thanks Duncan,

I'll have to look into Mandrake, as it would give the suits here the warm fuzzies to have some corporate backing for support.

-Mike

> -----Original Message-----
> From: duncan brown [mailto:duncanbrown linuxadvocate net]
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 02:02 PM
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: yum - slightly OT
> 
> > I'm charged with taking some spare PCs we have around here and setting
> > up some different distros as demonstrations.  I'd like to set up an
> > FC2T3 machine to show Red Hat's offering.  But my experience with other
> > distros is kind of lacking.  What other systems include yum, apt, or
> > another console based update tool?
> 
> mike,
> for a more modern fedora, wait about 4 days... the new fedora core comes out.
> 
> also, you may want to check out debian (apt-get), mandrake (urpmi) and
> gentoo (emerge).
> 
> the big disadvantage/advantage of gentoo is that it re-compiles all
> updates.  this takes time, but your system will always be up-to-date and
> you don't have to do major version upgrades (like you would with mandrake
> and fedora).  debian systems never need a full version upgrade either with
> apt-get, but installing it can be a pain and i've heard rumors (nothing
> concrete, mind you) that debian may be on its way out.  but don't quote me
> on that.
> 
> -d
> 
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