Yum packages (again)

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 15:58:59 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 16:58 +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> 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.

The question wasn't whether one can use Apt in Fedora (I used to do it
before Yum came along) but whether the Ubunto repos are better organized
in order to avoid conflicts.


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