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Re: portage vs yum

On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 05:05:54PM +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:

> * find out the build and runtime dependencies by parsing the spec files
>   and construct a tree of needed build

Run-time dependencies are mostly calculated and can't be extracted
from the spec files.

> * gento follows upstream even more closely than fedora, there is no
>   real integration

Is this an advantage? ;-)  A distro that does not integrate packages
to make it consistent?  That's how I read this, maybe you meant to
say something different...

> The result is that it is certainly much easier to write ebuilds, that
> certainly explains for a part why there are more packages. The number
> of packagers and the time they dedicate to building packages would be
> the other parameter. These are numbers that is not easily found.

Quality is more important then quantity.

> One advantage of Fedora over gentoo or debian is that there are paid
> redhat people for the maintainance of the most difficult and moving 
> packages, like firefox, gcc, kernel, glibc, and so on....

At least you discovered one advantage so far ;-).

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