"apt" to eventaully replace "rpm"?

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 25 22:02:04 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-11-25 at 15:53 +0000, Chris Jones wrote:
> > I've used both.  I LOVED apt.  It was FAST.  I mean real fast.  I 
> > actually preferred it to yum.  It had a sweet GUI interface, and 
> > searches were quick.  I could use it for for bringing-in packages as 
> > stated, but it worked well as a local package manager too.  It was an 
> > all-in-one solution.
> I'm with you there. APT is much faster than yum. The gui you are 
> thinking of is probably synaptic, and I agree its probably the best 
> package manager GUI I've used.
Now I think we are confusing apt with apt-get. Synaptic is the apt-get
gui in Ubuntu, It is all confusing, to me at least.
> > 
> > Yum became the Fedora/RedHat standard, as I recall, due to apt not being 
> > able to differenciate between architectures; i.e., if I wanted to 
> > install the current *.i686.rpm kernel, apt couldn't distinguish between 
> > that and a *.i386.rpm kernel.  Perhaps I'm wrong, but it was a major 
> > issue that prevented apt from working under Fedora correctly.
> I think this correct - Not only i386/i686 but more importantly multilib 
> - i.e. having both the 32bit and 64 bit versions of some packages at the 
> same time. That was some time ago and I do wonder if ubuntu/debian have 
> not solved this by now - Surely they have a need to do the same thing 
> over there ?
> Also, I think APT doesn't handle multiple mirrors for a single repo as 
> well as yum, but I might be wrong here.
> cheers Chris
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