Thoughts and Questions On Yum, Up2Date. Etc.

-=Brian Truter=- brian at
Thu May 20 18:59:46 UTC 2004

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> Subject: Thoughts and Questions On Yum, Up2Date. Etc.
> I used up2date immediately after FC2 installtion yesterday 
> with no problems or delays.  Five packages were installed.
> Earlier today, I attempted to install a single package using 
> yum:  yum install <packagename>.
> Yum was very, very slow. If I didn't know better, as a new 
> user might not, I would've assumed that it had crashed. Yum 
> also began to downoad headers for several packages other than 
> the paclage I had requested.  I terminated yum before it completed.
> Two questions, then:  
> 1)  Is yum's unresponsiveness due to mirror load? If so, why 
> wasn't up2date slow?  Just dumb luck?  Do they not look at 
> the same repositories? 
> 2)  Why offer more than one way update a Fedora system?
> I'd prefer to see a single tool used for updating as well as 
> for installing new packages.  Presumably, the latter 
> functionality could be added to up2date. (Perhaps an option 
> to "List New Available Official Packages").  The Xandros 
> updater provides that functionality, I believe.
> I'd also recommend that up2date display, by default, a short 
> synopsis of the need and purpose of each proposed update. 
> And, of curse, a user should never, ever, need to edit a 
> source list to get the update tool to work.
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