[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?
dag at wieers.com
Mon Sep 5 19:38:11 UTC 2005
On Mon, 5 Sep 2005, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 at 1:06pm, Bryan J. Smith wrote
> > All-in-all, use the tool that is supported by the distro. That is YUM.
> > No, there is no GUI for it that is supported officially, hence some of
> > the complaints. But I'm keeping my eye on SmartPM for the future.
> I have yet to see any advantage to a GUI package manager. But, then
> again, that's just me.
Smart is not a GUI per se. It is a command line tool and people are
working on a curses-based front-end. A KDE panel applet exists as well.
There are benefits to having an integrated command line tool and GUI from
a maintenance perspective. Most of the code can be reused.
I would love to have RHN support and finally get rid of up2date :)
The biggest disadvantage for both Yum and Smart is that both require a
recent version of python. Which is a no-go for older distributions.
BTW The developer previously was in charge of apt-rpm and worked on
synaptic too. Smart is available for most of the popular distributions.
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