Downloading RPMs one-by-one (Re: [Techtalk] Installing Mandrakeand having problems withDebian!)

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at
Fri Jun 6 23:28:12 EST 2003

On Friday 06 June 2003 09:20, Mary wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 05, 2003, Sara wrote:
> > Incidentally, I found out that it comes with ACPI, so for the first
> > time, I could see how my battery was doing :). That was nice, but
> > anyway, after 3 weeks running Debian, I don't feel like going back to
> > Mandrake: it's so nice the "apt-get" compared to downloading rpms
> > ;)...
> But people who are still downloading every RPM they need one by one and
> cursing when they discover yet another new dependency should at least be
> aware of the alternatives like urpmi, up2date and apt-get for RPM, and
> the unstable versions of distros like Red Hat's rawhide and Mandrake's
> cooker.

I'm currently using apt-rpm on Redhat, and I do like being 'apt-get upgrade' 
on a Redhat box.

I also want to check out Yum, which appears to require less work to set up on 
the server side, and is written in Python.

Some Links:





Rasjid Wilcox
Canberra, Australia  UTC + 10

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