On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 11:05, Sean Middleditch wrote:
Synaptic is anything but friendly. It is a direct, raw wrapping of
apt command-line. You still have to actually understand how apt works,
what the different between update, upgrade, and dist-upgrade are, have
to deal with the lack of categorization in RPM packages, etc.
Have you tried a recent version of synaptic? It has received a large
amount of UI polish in the past couple of months. In particular,
update/upgrade/dist-upgrade have been replaced by refresh/apply.
Searching, progress indicators, and context menu are greatly improved
too. I'd love to see a comparable tool for YUM.