yum vs. apt
rjohnson at medata.com
Wed Feb 11 22:56:53 UTC 2004
David L Norris wrote:
> YUM Advantages:
> Better mirror and failover support.
> Supports multilib on dual 32-bit/64-bit systems (x86_64, PPC?, etc)
> (My opinion: YUM repositories are much easier to create on demand.)
Cache can be shared between multiple machines to conserve bandwidth.
I've got /var/yum/cache nfs mounted to a central server for all of my
yum'd boxes. For a local network, this saves internet bandwidth, at the
cost of some update speed. But at 4am, who cares? :-)
> YUM Disadvantages:
> Wastes considerable bandwidth downloading header (.hdr) files.
Which is why the central shared repository is great for multiple local
machines. For similar configs, headers are only grabbed once.
> APT Advantages:
> Can remove entire trees of interdependent packages.
So can yum. Try yum remove httpd (don't say yes) as an experiment.
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