Please, Yum Yum!
Posted Jul 9, 2006 17:53 UTC (Sun) by fergal
In reply to: Please, Yum Yum!
Parent article: Interview: Jim Gettys (Part II)
> allows cool features like arbitrary mixing and matching with localinstall
> (install this random RPM I already have, getting deps remotely from
> anywhere you can) local RPMs, multiple repos
apt does this just fine.
> I got the impression apt worked on a more
> precooked-database-file-from-the-repo way, but I don't actually know it.
I'm not so sure, the effect is the same anyway, all the useful repo data is vailable locally. Adding a new package does not cause apt to refetch the entire database for tha repo. I'm not so sure about yum.
> Yum does multiarch/multilib (eg, x86_64 mixing/duping i386 libs) in a
> good way, I believe apt is unable to do this. Although if my belief is
> wrong, since it came from a discussion on Fedora-list wrt the RPM port of
> apt, please do disabuse me of it.
I don't know for sure but neither yum nor apt should know anything about 32 vs 64 bit. There might be some support in rpm or dpkg for a difference but it seems more likely that this is a debian vs fedora filesystem layout difference.
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