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Re: Fedora and Ubuntu

On Thursday 29 November 2007, Karl Larsen wrote:
>     At this time I can say the Ubuntu update system is very superior to
> Pup and yum used on Fedora. I suggest Fedora look close at Ubuntu and
> see how to get it working here.

Having worked with Ubuntu, and done a few 7.04 to 7.10 upgrades through that 
GUI, I'll second this.  After doing the initial update, a section of the 
updater is added, which includes a button to do a version upgrade.  No reboot 
until the packages are downloaded and installed, then you reboot into the 
upgraded system.  The Debian systems have for a long time had a smoother 
version upgrade mechanism.

Now, I had issues after the reboot, but that was a different deal that was 
easily fixed (the video card was set up incorrectly, and X wouldn't start 
until reconfigured (which was a very easy task; apt's equivalents 
to %pre, %post, %preun, and %postun are much much more powerful than what RPM 
gives you)).

The Ubuntu upgrader GUI is quite a bit faster than pup.  And synaptic is still 
far and away better than pirut or any of the yum frontends.  Adept-installer 
(under kubuntu this is the default instead of the GTK synaptic) is much more 
like pirut, but it is faster.
Lamar Owen
Chief Information Officer
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC  28772

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