"Apt-get has already done its stuff and gone home for
tea but Yum is still setting the table and polishing the silver.
Once you’ve used Yum for a while you will know why it puts
the V in verbose. Is there anyway to get this package manager off
the sofa and into the gym for some serious exercise?
"Bet youre running Fedora on a computer that was being used when
the Dinosaurs roamed the Earth, mate?", you say; well, yes and no.
My ancient machine with a hobbled 400MHZ Celeron processor ran
Fedora Core 5 (just) so you might have a point, but I did not
notice any huge improvement in speed when I installed later
versions of Fedora on more powerful desktops and laptops with
processors in the 2.6MHZ range. I fell for the advertising hype
every time. Yum, they said, is faster than ever. Go on, Install
Fedora and see it run! I did. I didn't get a rampaging Tiger; I got
a beached Whale. Hardware bottleneck? I don't think so. After all,
I had been using distros with Apt-get for years on a variety of
machine speeds, and it always did what it said on the tin, but Yum
seemed to breach the Trades Descriptions Act. Judged on speed alone
I have yet to see anything that can match Apt-get. So, what can we
do to make Yum a contender instead of riding a one way ticket to
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