pretty up2date vs reliable yum?

David Hoffman dhoffman2004 at
Tue Jan 25 17:37:37 UTC 2005

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 10:28:22 -0700, Craig White <craigwhite at> wrote:
> up2date - whether run from cli or gui, polls the server for the mirror
> to use to obtain updates whereas yum has to be configured for exact
> repositories.

That's not entirely true. Look at the files in your /etc/yum.repos.d
directory and you can see differences in whether or not they use
baseurl or mirrorlist. If it's set to mirrorlist, then it acts just
like up2date. It goes to that site, picks a mirror and connects to the

This is the reason why, if you try to do an update as soon as you hear
about it's release. You may have to run "yum update" several times.
Either because the mirror you connected to doesn't have the update
yet, or because you connect to different mirrors each time.

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