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Old 05-10-2004, 12:08 AM   #1
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Difference between apt and yum for Fedora Core 1

Could somebody please clue me in on what is the
difference between apt and yum?

I am running Fedora Core 1.

Thank you.
Old 05-10-2004, 10:21 AM   #2
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Yum and apt are basically the same thing. They both are used to update your system. The only differences I see is the repositores(the places you can get the RPM's)and the Gui in X-window. Yum uses a RHN Like Gui and Apt uses Synaptic which is completely different gui.
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i use both...

apt for basic package upgrade

yum for kernel-specific packages as it's easier to install them with

so mostly use apt then when there is kernel upgrades (whether the actual kernel, alsa driver, etc)

and i use neither synaptic or up2date, as the command line seems a bit quicker.
Old 05-10-2004, 06:11 PM   #4
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Originally posted by demitri_88
Yum uses a RHN Like Gui
Yum is a pure command-line application. There is no GUI for Yum yet. In case you refer to up2date (the Red Hat Network Update Agent), that one is a completely separate application, albeit includes support for Yum and AptRpm repositories, too.
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sorry about that, let me please correct:

apt for general package management

yum for kernel upgrades and driver upgrades like alsa
Old 05-13-2004, 07:22 PM   #6
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yum also has to download headerfiles which overall takes longer than using apt.
I prefer apt to yum myself.


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