CentOS vs Ubuntu was Re: Easy to use/install (was Re: [Novalug] Community contribution)
franklin at elfie.org
Fri Jan 25 10:21:39 EST 2008
Yum comes with RHEL5, so I imagine it comes with CentOS 5, too. There
are Dag packages for RHEL4 and earlier.
Yum+RPM are closer to, but not quite yet apt+dpkg. There's no such
thing as rpm --reconfigure, there's no yum install -f. On the other
hand, yum does updates as yum update, instead of "apt-get update &&
apt get upgrade." For probably 90% of what you use apt for, yum works
I prefer apt, but I'll happily use either.
On Jan 25, 2008, at 7:43 AM, greg pryzby wrote:
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> The question I would have is does yum come with and is it part of the
> distro or is it a 3rd party addon?
> Not much of a difference, but a difference to me.
> also, if it is the same, welcome to the game, just 10 years late ;)
> maxpublic08 at maxwellspangler.com wrote:
>> */- Thu, 24 Jan 2008, greg pryzby wrote:
>>> Ubuntu is based on debian. It is a deb system so the entire
>>> system is different and I think for those who have used RPM and deb,
>>> most prefer the ease of deb. For instance, deb knows what packages
>>> needs and the installer can proactively get the packages instead of
>>> telling you you need file X which is what RPM does (or at least
>> On my Fedora 8 system, it uses rpm as a package system, but I use the
>> 'yum' tool to download and install packages from the command line and
>> pirut as a graphical package manager.
>> # yum -y install amarok
>> downloads amarok, any dependencies and installs all of them from any
>> repositories I've got setup. This sounds an awful lot like
>> # apt-get amarok
>> which I believe has done the same on debian systems for years.
>> This leaves me wondering if rpm+yum has caught up to debian in ease
>> use and wondering what the real difference between an rpm system
>> and a
>> debian system are these days..
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