OT: Apt-get vs YUM?

David Boles dgboles at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 22:36:21 UTC 2007

on 6/21/2007 2:00 PM, Matej Cepl wrote:
> On 2007-06-21, 12:31 GMT, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> * better handling of broken dependencies: apt-get dist-upgrade 
>> can automatically remove packages which have broken 
>> dependencies (of course it asks first!), and apt can also do 
>> a partial upgrade if some of the packages in the updates 
>> repository have broken dependencies. With yum, you'll have fun 
>> with manually removing packages in the first case and --exclude 
>> in the second.
> Don't want to fight on any side of this perenial religious war, 
> but just to note that package-cleanup --problems (package-cleanup 
> is in yum-utils package) works pretty well for the first issue.  
> Not sure about the other one (I would try --disablerepo or 
> --exclude, or maybe that there is some plugin for that, don't 
> know).

The yum-skip-broken plugin will do this.



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