[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Mon Sep 5 20:53:19 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-05 at 15:45 -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Smart looks nice and is moving along OK, and having a GUI is good.
> Smart can use repomd (Repo MetaData) used by yum and the metadata used
> by apt.  It also has a couple features that I like ... one of them is
> signing a priority to a repo (ie, you can make packages in the base repo
> have a higher score than a add-on repo.  This would only update absolute
> requirements from the add-on repo.)

It's much better than APT's pinning IMHO.

> I personally use yum ... though I have one test machine that is using
> smart.  Even when I use smart, I use the CLI and not the GUI.

As I recommended, sticking with the distro's default is most ideal.
But I'm keeping my eye on SmartPM.

> One very good thing for CentOS is that Seth Vidal is one of the CentOS
> Developers, so we will have extended yum support for the duration :)

That's great news (I didn't know Seth was involved with CentOS).

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