Originally Posted by mjmwired
I'm just curious: Is there some problem you had with the update system in Ubuntu?
I've been using Mandriva for years, and manipulating the RPM database has become second nature. For example, if flash doesn't seem to be displaying right, I begin my analysis by typing commands like these without even thinking about them.
rpm -qa \*flash\*
rpm -qil flash-plugin|less -S
I don't have to stop and wonder how to figure out what packages I have installed that contain some word. I form the general question in my mind and my fingers type out a command to show me.
Similarly, if I find an unusual file in /usr/bin and I wonder where it came from, I can easily find out, e.g.:
rpm -qf /usr/bin/yuyvtoy4m
I'm sure apt
has similar commands to all the ones I've programmed into my fingers, and I'm slowly learning a little. But RPMs just seem more natural for me to work with.
Also, it's a tiny thing, but Mandriva's urpmi --auto-update
and Fedora's yum update
are each one step, whereas systems using apt require two.