[CentOS] is yum a complete substitute of rpm?
heller at deepsoft.com
Sat Feb 13 17:13:44 UTC 2010
At Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:00:14 -0600 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> Dear Centos community,
> I am new to centos/redhat and I would like to know on a centos system,
> can I use yum alone to do all package management? I don't want to learn
> two systems and confuse myself, I understand yum is much better than
> rpm if is the case?
yum is layered on top of RPM. That is, yum uses rpm itself to actually
manage packages. yum adds several additional features/functions:
1) It deals with dependencies (rpm only complains about dependencies,
but makes no attempt on its own to resolve dependencies).
2) It deals with updates from one (or more) repositories. A repository
is a collection of RPMs, from which updates and/or dependencies can be
resolved as well as a source of packages to install.
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