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Mon Mar 14 23:07:00 UTC 2005
On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 20:33:27 -0500, Jim Cornette
<fc-cornette at insight.rr.com> wrote:
> Paul Howarth wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 19:17 -0800, Jared Buck wrote:
> >>Alternatively, you may run a utility called "yum" from the console. yum
> >>is the utility that up2date uses (up2date is really just a GUI frontend
> >>for yum).
> > up2date is *not* just a frontend for yum. It is a completely separate
> > program that happens to be able to access yum repositories as a data
> > source. It can *also* access apt repositories, which yum cannot do.
> >>Which service you use is up to you, it's a matter of personal
> > That is certainly true.
> > Paul.
> Just to add noise. Yum on my system is currently down (rawhide), up2date
> is working but up2date-gnome (rawhide) has some problems with the
> selector. Up2date is a different program than yum, the frontend of
> up2date may go bad, but up2date (non-gui) still works.
> Up2date can deal with yum, apt or rhn repositories and does not depend
> upon yum or apt for any of its functionality.
> yum - a utility seperate from up2date
> up2date - flexible but independent from other updating programs.
> Now dependent libraries. That's another issue.
> How many hardware guys does it take to change a light bulb?
> "Well the diagnostics say it's fine buddy, so it's a software problem."
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