[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Mon Sep 5 18:11:28 UTC 2005

On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 at 1:06pm, Bryan J. Smith wrote

> I think the biggest gripe about YUM is the lack of a standard GUI, and
> YumEx has had compatibility issues in the past with newer YUM versions.
> SmartPM focuses on solving cross-repository issues and comes with a GUI
> as standard.
> 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.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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