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Re: [K12OSN] [reposted] yum OR apt - which?



I've often wondered why there are so many of these
package installers.  Seems to me that apt came first,
only to be duplicated by yum, up2date, urpmi, etc.  I
haven't tried them all, but I haven't heard of any
special features that any of them have over apt.  It
just makes me wonder why did anybody bother?  Why
didn't everybody just start to use apt?  It's not like
it costs money or anything...

-Rob

--- Daniel Hedblom <daniel hedblom skola solleftea se>
wrote:
> Hello!
> 
> I like them both because they solve a big problem in
> a good way, namely
> dependancies. Apt has some advantages over yum but
> for the normal user thats not
> an issue. For the user all that matters is the
> ability to get things installed
> in an easy way and both apt and yum shines on that
> area. 
> 
> You can avoid going trough refreshing the repo on
> yum by doing 
> #yum -C install packagename. -C tells yum to not
> refresh the repo but instead
> use the local one.
> 
> /daniel
> 
> Citerar Gavin Chester <sales ecosolutions com au>:
> 
> > [sent this in a week ago, but no one had time or
> interest.  
> > Any takers this time?]
> > 
> > A quick straw poll with perhaps a weighted vote
> given to THE MAN (ie,
> > Eric) if he has the time to chip in an opinion
> :-).  
> > 
> > Which works best overall: apt or yum and what are
> the pros and cons?  
> > 
> > (If this subject is "wiki-fied", forgive my
> laziness and tell me that
> > it's all been documented already ;-).)
> > 
> > MY VIEW:
> > I've always favoured apt in the past, particularly
> after I discovered
> > synaptic.  I mostly use that to browse packages
> graphically, but I'd
> > rather do the deed of updating and upgrading via a
> terminal.  Having
> > been sold on apt by this list in the distant past,
> I have been surprised to
> > see Eric mostly refer to yum updates lately and
> almost never apt.
> > 
> > Thinking "he knows best" (well, who would if not
> Eric?) I started
> > exploring yum's capabilities instead.  I didn't
> like it at first, but 
> > now it's growing on me and helping me avoid apt's
> tendency to want to 
> > remove some packages each update.  That's a big
> minus for apt - perhaps
> > driven
> > by repository madness (I've alternately added and
> removed certain repos
> > to get some wanted packages not in the stock
> repos).  
> > 
> > However, I find some big minuses with yum, such as
> it being a chore on
> > dialup because it goes through such protracted
> preparations just to end
> > up telling me that package "xxx" is not listed, or
> that there are no
> > upgrades for "yyy".  Then there is the yum daily
> cron update (I deleted
> > it) that was chewing up precious bandwidth without
> actually seeming to
> > speed up yum's updates when I manually invoked
> them.
> > 
> > I could go on, but I want to hear of the
> experiences and opinion of
> > other "frontliners" on my personal apt vs yum
> dilemma.  Thanks.
> >    
> > -- 
> > Regards, 
> >         Gavin Chester 
> > 
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