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Re: Specifying How Yum Downloads Updates



On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:56:15AM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Robert L Cochran wrote:
> 
> I consider this "smallest first" behavior to be horribly deceptive and
> misleading (it makes you believe you're much farther into the download than
> you actually are) and I'm glad it got changed to something more logical.
> 

I blush to admit that it took me a long time before I figured out that
there was an order to it.  I was thinking, hrrm, why is the kernel last,
and thought maybe it had to do with dependencies.

To me, the order is one of those "Whatever," things, but I want to 
join with the others who congratulate the yum people on how well 
it works. 
Nothing's perfect (including, of course, apt)  :), but I remember 
awhile back, posting how I'd gotten so used to yum working smoothly 
that I'd forgotten how to troubleshoot.  Like others who've been around
for awhile, I remember what a nuisance it was trying to install 
individual rpms and getting into the dependency issues. 


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