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Re: Best YUM configuration?



Jose Celestino wrote:

>> >> As a side question, I haven't been able to find a package for lilo in
>> >> any of the standard yum repositories, and it doesn't appear to be on
>> >> the
>> >> system (it wasn't an option in the installer).  Does such a package
>> >> exist, and if so, where?
>> > 
>> > Not with FC5.  lilo has a lot of limitations that grub dispenses with.
>> > FC4 and FC5 only offer grub as a boot loader.
>> 
>> I use grub exclusively, and consider it greatly superior to LILO
>> (which I used to use).
>> However, I don't see why people who want to use LILO should not do so.
>> 
> 
> Get another repo, compile from source or change to grub. It is not humanly
> possible to package everything.

As I said, I do not use LILO, and do not wish to,
so your response is wide of the mark.

However, the reason given for not offering LILO as a yum package
was not that it was too much trouble
but rather that it was not good for you.
There is a big difference.


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