On Wednesday 21 July 2004 18:46, John P. Looney wrote:
> > I think if you are on a Redhat/Fedora system
> > yum is preferable to apt/synaptic .
> > I found synaptic was liable to get into some sort of loop,
> > while yum has always worked perfectly for me.
>> Considering they both use RPM dependancies, I'd say well done, not an
> easy thing to do.
The programs may have the same aim,
but they are completely different.
>From my experience, one works well with Fedora
and the other does not work quite so well.
(I've actually had several problems with synaptic,
and so have others if you scan the fedora-list mailing list.)
I think yum has some kind of official role with Fedora,
and so is probably much better tested in that role.
> They both work pretty much the same way, though yum is considerably
> slower, as by default it checks for updated package headers each time.
Maybe that is a good idea if you are not in a hurry.
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