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Python Community Server: Package Management: APT for RPM

Sep 14, 2004, 05:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roberto Alsina)

[ Thanks to Roberto Alsina for this link. ]

"While the Red Hat and Fedora distros work, the tools provided for package management suck. Sure, up2date works. Sure, RPM works. Sure system-config-packages work.

"But:

  • "system-config-packages is slow, is geared to stuff that came with the distro, and pretty much sucks for anything else.
  • "up2date sucks the same way, only over the network (yes, I know you can set up your own up2date repository).
  • "RPM is too low level, lacking any sort of dependency checking and being basically obnoxious..."

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