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Re: portage vs yum

On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 07:21:25PM +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Peter Gordon <peter <at> thecodergeek.com> writes:
> > Not necessarily; Portage has a tool called "revdep-rebuild" which takes care
> > of rebuilding any package which no longer has proper dynamic library linkage.
> Oh, I didn't know about that tool. But why do you have to do that by hand? It 
> should be automatic. Yum or apt won't update a library without also updating 
> the applications which depend on it to versions built against the correct 
> library.

Because you often do not want to do it immediatly after the specific
update that changed the library.

The main advantage of gentoo over fedora is the continuous upgrade
path.  You do not need to reinstall everything from scratch every 6
months just to keep up-to-date.  The main disadvantage is the
difficulty (read, near impossibility) of manipulating a source
distribution on a lab scale.


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