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Re: yum - lack of features

Smartpm not apt-get is the way to go: it supports many more repository formats than apt-get, it can download in parallel, it allows to put differnt weighting on repositories (so for instance you avoid using packages from a guy whose work is not stellar and it is MUCH smarter at solving dependencies.

Chris Tepaske wrote:

Why don't you use apt-get for Fedora look at http://www.freshrpms.net/


Chris Tepaske

-----Original Message-----
From: John Summerfied [mailto:debian herakles homelinux org] Sent: Wednesday, 29 June 2005 5:53 PM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: yum - lack of features

Scott Talbot wrote:

i agree with you paul. mmm, yum is still slow :(

If you really want to see how fast yum is, Download the packages you want, install them with rpm -Uvh, go find the dependencies, install with rpm -Uvh *, download more dependencies..... Boy, yum is great! :-)

I maintain several machines remotely: several debian. one FC3.

Debian, of course, uses apt-get, and apt get supports download-only. So I run a nightly cronjob to download needed updates.

Yum only supports download-and-install. I have the clear impression that yum is slower than apt-get even without having to wait for downloads to occur, but as it stands and without making allowances, yum is way slower.

And worse, more of FC's packages get updates than Debian's, and I don't think it's entirely because I happen to have more installed on FC3 than on any of the Debian systems.

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