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temporary title: Top Ten Problems in RPM

Jun 16, 2005, 08:30 (7 Talkback[s])

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"When we added RPM support to APT for Conectiva Linux, a few years ago, we found it many times slower than APT in Debian under similar circumstances. It is clear for us now that this is caused mainly by the Berkeley database backend used in RPM, the non-uniform handling of file dependencies and the large number of hidden dependencies automatically added by RPM.

"APT is an excellent tool, and it would be a highly un-scientific procedure just to dismiss it without careful evaluation..."

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