[Yum] yum criticism
jay-yum at soffian.org
Thu Nov 16 14:18:32 UTC 2006
On Nov 16, 2006, at 8:20 AM, Thomas Hartwig wrote:
> 1. Yum is really slow in comparison to apt.
Then use apt.
> You might often heard this and the reasons might be quite complex,
> but for an end user like me it is really annoying how yum is
> fetching everything again upon restart.
It'll only reload your cache once a week.
Also, 3.0.1 can make use of a cache-loader written in C so it's much
faster to load the cache. As far as fetching the RPM metadata in the
first place, well, that's between you and the repository.
> 2. Yum leaks major features:
> - support of source repositories
> - support of version selection
> I know these ones have discussed already some times, but what me
> makes angry are the answers of the developers (very simplified):
> - This feature would break the system of the user.
> - Why should a user want to use this, since he has not written linux.
> I want to cut here because I think this makes clear my major
> points. I'm sorry if I was to rude and I thank for all volunteers
> working on yum and have made linux to what it is today. But I had
> to let it go...
You get what you pay for. The yum source is here in case you'd like
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