[0.0] Re: [IMC-Tech] RISK: Current Fedora core 3 updates can break your system
jeff at indymedia.org
Mon Sep 26 00:35:23 PDT 2005
lee azzarello wrote:
> OMG! You just put me in a distro ghetto! Don't say that it's all about
> preference then be all like, "but the thing I like is easier to use
> because I say so." Whatever. APT is simple, yum is simple, use one. I
> recommend apt for it's simplicity and Jim recommends yum for it's
> simplicity. Caveate Emptor. yum was created for .rpm packages and APT
> was created for .deb packages. APT's extensibility made it possible to
> modify it to use other types of packages and now it can.
Yum is a major improvement for Fedora systems over plan ol' RPM. I
prefer apt, even on Fedora (BLAG) systems. But apt does have problems. I
don't think it is addressing issues like mixes of 32-bit and 64-bit
packages (e.g. having both on a system)--it doesn't support multiarch.
I believe the future belongs to smart. It does things, well, smarter
than both yum & apt.
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