yum vs. apt

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Tue Nov 23 14:27:13 UTC 2004


Mark Bradford wrote:
> I have been using apt for installs and updating/upgrading, but am 
> noticing most of the conversation here seems to favor yum.  Is there any 
> significant difference between the two, or are there any issues or 
> conflicts in using both?

apt is more versatile but yum comes as standard with Fedora and is hence more 
widely used. There's also up2date of course, which also comes as standard with 
Fedora. It's just a matter of personal preference really.

Paul.




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