[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?
todd at aristesoftware.com
Mon Sep 5 16:26:13 UTC 2005
Thank you for your detail explanation...
Oliver Falk wrote:
> On 09/05/2005 04:58 PM, Todd Cary wrote:
>> I have seen messages posted on the Fedora oriented forums that imply
>> that "yum" is antiquated. Not being a Linux guru, I do not have the
>> experience to make a thorough evaluation, but so far it has been just
> First of all: You shall not believe everything that you read. :-)
> Yum, is one of the youngest players in the rpm update world. Yum has
> been (re-)written by Seth Vidal.
> Project page: http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/
> Nothing more to say, if you read the project page. Yum is still under
> active development by Seth and friends; So antiquated is not correct!
> What is antiquated in some way is up2date. It's still used by RH and
> there are good reasons for 'em to use it...
> What is also antiquated in some way is apt. But my recommandation
> against apt comes from technical view: apt wasn't meant to play with
> rpm, even if it seems to work fine.
> yum is currently the best tool for Fedora, CentOS, AlphaLinux, etc.
> because it's easy to use, it's easy to build own repositories and
> there are MANY yum-repositories out there allready... And yum knows
> how to play well with rpm...
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