[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Joe Klemmer klemmerj at webtrek.com
Wed Sep 14 18:13:59 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-05 at 14:11 -0400, Joshua Baker-LePain 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.

	I was reading this thread and the same thing kept coming to my mind.
For the task it does, yum doesn't need a GUI interface.  There's a time
and place and task when GUI is right.  But the world seems to be
forgetting that there is also a time and place and task for the command

Joe Klemmer <joe at webtrek.com>
Linux/UNIX System Administrator | Linux Instructor | Resident Hacker

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