Friday, July 22, 2005

Yum runs, apt comes too late

Since I've installed Fedora Core IV I was looking for apt repositories without find anything usefull. And I got to say that usefull means for me; stable, available, ...

Otherwise I was looking about yum, and looks a little bit more weight but many people defense it as a more acurate approach to resolve dependencies.

After using it for a weeks, I agree with to main opinions: apt-get it's faster or lighter, in terms of processes, but yum resolve some problems very well, for instance: today I was downloading and openoffice update that has been interrupted suddenly from the server, yum has found another mirror and it has start to download from the point where interrrupted on, without start from the beginning.

On the other hand, one of the best apt repositories for Fedora Core, freshrpms has been unavailable 'till few days. This delay, in terms of software is critical. It's unreasonable been for weeks without security updates, or bug updates.