Yum packages (again)

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 15:58:05 UTC 2008

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 09:59:28 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

> [...] but does anyone know if the apt-get system in Ubuntu also
> suffers from these problems, and if not why not?

apt-get is also in Fedora (yum install apt), so is synaptic, both for a
very long time. The dependency resolver cannot do much about conflicts and
broken dependencies in the packages. The Smart Packager Manager (yum
install smart) tries to find work-arounds, such as downgrades and
automatic excludes, but it isn't bullet-proof either.

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