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Re: portage vs yum



Thufir <hawat.thufir <at> gmail.com> writes:
> The re-install part is or is not related to yum and tight integration?

It's simply wrong. No reinstalls are needed, the installer can do upgrades or 
you can even just upgrade with yum or apt-rpm (not recommended, but that 
doesn't mean "impossible").

The fact that you have to upgrade to a new distribution version at all as 
opposed to getting updated to the next version progressively is a decision 
which has nothing to do with yum/rpm nor with tight integration. It's perfectly 
possible to do rolling releases with rpm. For example, Rawhide works that way. 
It isn't recommended for everyday use though (just like Gentoo ~x86 or ~x86_64 
installs).

        Kevin Kofler


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