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Old 11-06-2005, 03:06 PM   #1
brianthegreat
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APT or YUM


Been running YUM with Fedora 4 and it's working great.

So here is the question. I use to run apt back in the day before yum was popular. Will I present myself problems if one runs yum and apt. What I really want to know is if I'll make my system unstable, unsecure, ect.

Yum just does not have all of the programs that I want like xine, beagle, and many others. I have not added any extra repos because I really do not know where to look.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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Google?

Dries RPM Repositories
And:
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To install extra repos in yum, I use a script called yumfix. Do a save as on the first link and execute the downloaded script as root:

> su
> sh yumfix
More on that in the following thread: clicky.

As for installing apt, there's not really much point if you add the above repos. But it shouldn't cause any problems on your system if you had an urge to use apt instead of yum...

M.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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Re: APT or YUM

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Originally posted by brianthegreat
So here is the question. I use to run apt back in the day before yum was popular. Will I present myself problems if one runs yum and apt. What I really want to know is if I'll make my system unstable, unsecure, ect.
Apt (as well as Aptitude and Synaptic) is available in extras ("yum install apt", etc.). I think it is okay to use Apt along with Yum. Apt is somewhat deprecated in Fedora Core in favor of Yum because it does not support multilib. Both Yum and Apt depend on repositories to get packages. By default, Apt only has the same repositories that Yum has; and any repos that work with Apt also work with Yum if you add it to the Yum repos.

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Yum just does not have all of the programs that I want like xine, beagle, and many others. I have not added any extra repos because I really do not know where to look.
Fedora Core doesn't include certain software because they only include software with certain free licenses. There are two groups of repositories that have stuff like multimedia players and proprietary drivers and stuff like that that you would want. Take care not to mix packages from these two groups because their package namings conflict. I can't recommend one of them because that will cause flame wars.
* Livna (community-supported; essentially an extension of Fedora Extras that don't meet licensing requirements; has lots of proprietary drivers and stuff)
* Dag, FreshRPMS, Dries, Newrpms, Nrpms, ATrpms (the first three call themselves RPMforge; has a lot more packages; sometimes not so updated; managed by individual people mostly)
 
Old 11-06-2005, 05:57 PM   #4
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Now the yum update' at boot fails since installing that script. Any ideas??
 
  


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