APT, Yum and Red Carpet
James Olin Oden
joden at malachi.lee.k12.nc.us
Tue Aug 12 14:10:27 UTC 2003
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Jos Vos wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 08:36:34AM -0400, Hans Deragon wrote:
> > IMHO, we should stick with one upgrade system only. Lets take the best
> > and support it. The last thing I want is a community with full of
> > repositories, half apt and half yum. Its time to make a standard for
> > package distribution within Red Hat and we should use one system wisely.
> > I do not care which one it is, as long as it is the best.
> Well, if life was that easy... then we just could choose "the best"
> of everything. But that's not the reality. There are advantages
> and disadvantages, different tastes, etc.
> > It would be very couterproductive for my grandma to have to use apt for
> > installing one appl, and yum for installing another. Imagine that she
> > has to first browse the list of apps available through apt, do not find
> > the software and then browse through the list of apps on yum. Not very
> > intuitive. Not the way to go. This is one case where competition is
> > not welcomed, but a standard is.
> Expect for that fact that a repository could easily support both APT
> and Yum (both are just a set of additional files on the webserver),
> I would not want my grandma to install software of any repository ;-).
Once a common metadata format is decided upon this will be even more easy,
as the repositories will store one metadata format, and all the same
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