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Re: "apt" to eventaully replace "rpm"?



On 11/25/07, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
>
>   a book i'm reading contains the sentence:
>
> "It remains to be seen whether Apt will become the preferred tool for
> package management for RPM users."
>
>   i was unaware that that was even a possibility.  is it?
>
> rday
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this men really doesn't know yum/rpm.

1) yum can be compared with apt
2) rpm can be compared with dpkg

difference:
rpm use different dependency resolution system than dpkg. it's slower
but much secure.
yum should resolve much more dependecies than apt.

then:
yum doesn't really _slower_ than apt. man yum about -C key.
yum has very powerful keys that discard prospective apt speed advantage.

apt isn't easier than yum. really. many people already know apt, and
they don't want to undrestand yum logic, then they say that 'apt
easier'

if you use fedora - learn fedoras power. don't try to think that if
you know *buntu/debian you know fedora.


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