Is apt-get going by the way side? I just setup a FC4 lappy today at work and due to this note, decided to try yum to update the system and I have got to say, it was very nice. Any thoughts on this?Please note that these apt pages are obsolete. They were written in the days when yum didn't yet exist, when apt was the only decent dependency tool for rpm around. This has changed, you should really prefer yum over apt for rpm which is now unmaintained.
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Directly quoted from the Fresh RPM's Apt page.
Which tools you use have absolutely no bearing on finding the packages you want. The *only* thing that has a bearing on that is what repositories you point those tools to. If the software is in the repsoitory the tool will find it. For every yum repo I know of there is an apt repository created from the same directory of RPMS. So if apt didn't find something that yum did find then you didn't have the same repositories listed in your apt configuration that you had in your yum configuration.Basher52 wrote:i cant understand why you say yum sucks?
long time ago i tried that apt, but up to 90% it didnt find the things i wanted,
now with yum, whatever i try to install, it finds without any hassle with adding sources for it.
I have two major beefs with yum (and several smaller ones). The first is, there was absolutely no point in developing it in the first place when there was already a well established tool out there to perform the function (apt). apt was already a standard across all the debian based distros, why go off on a tangent? It's just stupid. Instead of working together they (Fedora) wants to go off on their own tangent and have their own ball. The second major thing I do not like about yum is it's name. I refuse to use a tool called "yum". :)
Also, I have my own apt repository of RPMS that can't (or couldn't at the time) be found anywhere else. I am not going to create a yum repository as well. If they ever drop support for apt then I will quit using Fedora and switch to Debian 100%.
ah, thats why, i forgot the distro's, supid me huh lol
This i sure do agree withVoid Main wrote:...The first is, there was absolutely no point in developing it in the first place when there was already a well established tool out there to perform the function (apt). apt was already a standard across all the debian based distros, why go off on a tangent? It's just stupid...