Just use Smart
Posted Jul 20, 2006 8:47 UTC (Thu) by quintesse
In reply to: Just use Smart
Parent article: The end of the multiarch era?
Agreed, smart is really good at solving strange dependencies and has so far not given me any problems. The only things that I can see wrong with it are:
- occasional cyclic upgrades/downgrades where running smart multiple times will first upgrade a package and then downgrade it again, ad infinitum
- SLOW for large upgrades, forget about upgrading from FC5 to FC6 using smart
NB: For upgrades like that the advise seems to be: apt-get dist-upgrade and smart afterwards to fix any problems. And if you tried to do it using yum, well the mess is entirely your own fault.
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