[bt-devel] who can do rpms for fedora?

Lamar Owen bt-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 13 Nov 2003 17:30:54 -0500

On Thursday 13 November 2003 05:12 pm, Martin Gruner wrote:
> Er, could you tell an ignorant guy like me what yum is for?

YUM is the Yellowdog Updater, Modified.  It's basically a tool similar to apt, 
but written in python and written for the ground up to deal with RPMs.  It is 
included as part of Fedora Core, whereas apt is not.  It is easily configured 
for multiple repositories, knows how to do dependency resolution is a good 
way.  And it is the default means of getting Red Hat / Fedora updates through 
Red Hat's improved up2date RHN Agent.
Lamar Owen
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