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Re: Boot speedup with readahead



On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 12:18 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:

> Where a package came from is just one example of things that yum knows 
> that rpm doesn't. Whether there's any real use-case for that particular 
> piece of information is entirely different question. The point is that yum 
> is in position to do various things that rpm cannot possibly do because 
> they operate on different levels and with different amount of information 
> available to them.
I would turn this argument around: rpm missed its opportunities "to do
various things" forcing people to circumvent rpm's limitations by
ruck-sacking rpm with add-ons such as yum, yast/ycl etc.

Ralf



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