[Gllug] Yum or apt4rpm?

Paul Nasrat pauln at truemesh.com
Fri Feb 20 15:21:42 UTC 2004

On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 03:11:30PM -0000, stanley wrote:
> Have just installed a new hard drive I decided to update to Fedora. A very
> minimal install as I want to closely control what goes onto the system.
> My questions is though, which is better or which should I use Yum or
> apt4rpm. I know that yum comes with fedora and there has been some
> discussions as to using these on the list recently, but I cant really find
> any information as to which one is better or more reliable.

I'm familiar with both apt-rpm (apt4rpm is a sf project of scripts for apt-rpm
IIRC) and yum development (not to forget up2date which supports both repo
types, and the new metadata project which is happening - all one big depsolver

If you are going to use apt-rpm, read Gustavo's recent article here
http://lwn.net/Articles/60650/.  The newest apt-rpm uses rpmlib, has lua for
script extensions and lots of funky features.

Better is a relative term - what features are you looking for and what
environment.  Both are easy to use and you can setup your own repositories
easily.  Yum can use more memory than apt. 


Ignore the differences between apt and yum on Seth's pages - even he says so. 

Personally I use a mixture of apt/yum/up2date but then I'm probably not your
standard user.  There is also rpm --aid :) 

I can only suggest that you try and see what works for you.

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