On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 03:08:08PM -0000, Kenn Humborg mentioned:
> Time for another little "my XXX is better than your XXX" :-)
> Yum or apt-rpm?
I'm not sure yet.
Apt-rpm seems nicer by default. Yum asks "are you sure" everytime you
want to install something. Unless you set "confirm=no" or whatever in
/etc/yum.conf - and then it'll not ask you when it removes 200 packages
when you do yum remove "ls" or whatever.
yum has a much nicer config format - it's not spread over loads of files
like modern apt installations.
Yum has less letters to type. It doesn't have a separate "search" and
"install" binary (why use apt-get and apt-cache for different
subcommands?). Yum seems to install all required updates every time you
try install a package. Apt will just give sometimes broken error messages,
as it doesn't get the new package files before it tries an install.
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