Is YUM superior to Synaptic ?? (was synaptic evolution)

William Hooper whooperhsd3 at
Tue Jan 25 14:33:40 UTC 2005

Rahul Sundaram said:
> Hi
>> Oh, I'm not blaming smartpm, I'm trying to find out how it would react
>> to bad input.  Apt and yum would give you unresolved deps (as this
>> thread shows).  Since Kam Leo suggested smartpm, I was trying to
>> determine if it would actually help in this situation or be just another
>> case of working because it is using different config files.
> yum and apt fails because anaconda does a lot of undocumented magic hacks
> to work around differences between packages. yum and apt on rpm fails for
> that reason. ideally this shouldnt be necessary

What the hell does anaconda have to do with setting your yum.conf (or
sources or apt.conf or whatever smartpm uses) to point the the correct

Shit happens, I'm just wondering how smartpm handles it.

William Hooper

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