[Ma-linux] [Novalug] Fedora 13 Install
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Mon Jul 19 18:35:11 EDT 2010
On 7/19/2010 5:55 PM, American Dave Kline wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 05:31:58PM -0400, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>> Stop splitting hairs...Look at the Forest and Not the Trees.
> Let's be respectful and informative.
I suppose I can see how my answer might be taken as "disrespectful", but
that was certainly not my intention.
As for being informative, I'm happy with what I said.
>> I don't recall it being all that different, but if so, please enlighten us.
> 'yum update' will update installed packages on a system while 'apt-get
> update' refreshes package index files.
DOH! So it does. s/update/upgrade/
>> You see? I couldn't remember the exact command name, but there is one.
>> One would hope they were similar too.
> Why not be certain?
Because I can't remember everything. You caught me.
There is a phrase you see in books: "the rest is an exercise left to the
student". At some point the person asking the question needs to actually
Do Some Work For Themselves.
Sometimes my answers contain Exact Facts. Sometimes I merely Point In
The General Direction.
I still stand behind my assertion that 'yum and apt-get' are very
similar. Certainly more similar to each other than rpm is to dpkg.
> -A. Dave
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