[Ilugc] deb vs. rpm
pravi.a at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 18:18:11 IST 2007
2007/2/22, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org>:
> Praveen A wrote:
> > Does the Fedora/Suse/Mandrake official repositories support apt-rpm?
> Depends on what you mean by "support". I cant speak for SUSE and
> Mandrake. If you mean commercial support, no. Fedora is entirely
> non-commercial at this point. If you are asking whether apt-rpm exists
> in the repository and whether developers would fix bugs, add features
> etc, yes.
I was asking whether the repositories are configured to work with apt-rpm,
like when you say
apt-get install gcc
does it install from the official repository/CD/DVD?
The package manager is not related to the number of packages in the
> repository or upgradability. One is amount of volunteers and community
> and another is a combination of policy and adherence to it helped by
> people, infrastructure and tools mostly in that order. A apt-get like
> tool is the easier part to replicate in any distribution.
But it takes time and effort and in the process you get many disappointed
users and lose many.
It has always been a setting that you can change. See yum -C switch and
> metadata expire setting in yum.conf. Man pages of yum and yum.conf has
> more details. It just avoids running the necessity to run the equivalent
> of apt-get update manually in its default setting.
Thats what I said in my previous mail, sane defaults. Do you expect the
repository to change every minute? May be it is because I'm familiar with
the way apt-get works and expect the same with yum. Lets leave it at here.
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