OT: Apt-get vs YUM?

Kam Leo kam.leo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 20:56:55 UTC 2007

On 6/21/07, Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Kam Leo wrote:
> > On 6/21/07, Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >
> >> >> > >> Could someone please state the relative advantages and
> >> >> > >> disadvantages of the apt-get and yum installation managers?
> > It's a matter of preference.
> That's why I asked for objective information, like a features
> list, rather than "Which is better?"
> > Yum: Has least built-in features of the three package managers
> [...]
> > Apt: A well integrated product with more built-in features than yum.
> [...]
> > Smart: New kid on the block. Still in beta. Feature rich. First to
> [...]
> Thanks. That's the type of information I was looking for. I've heard
> some interesting things about synaptic, like one guy was going to
> install some software, and it wanted to remove quite a bit. It seems
> that synaptic has a more comprehensive "I manage your machine for you"
> design philosophy than some care for.

Not true. It could have just as easily been yumex or smart-gui.
Dependencies vary with the package selected. Some are more entangled
than others.  Remember the GUIs are front ends for the package
managers and all of the package managers are front ends for rpm.

> Mike

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