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2nd July 2007, 06:34 AM
hey all im new to fedora and the Linux stuff and i just wanted to know if any one knew of a better packet manager for fedora, i really dont like the one that is installed by default!


2nd July 2007, 08:13 AM
? Packet manager ? Do you mean PACKAGE manager ?

Yum, Pirut, kpackage ... I' m sure there are others.
Still these are all based on rpm and use the same repositories.

2nd July 2007, 08:56 AM
Also kyum (for KDE) and yumex; these plus yum, pirut, kpackage, pup, etc. are all front-end/GUIs for yum and/or rpm; personally, I prefer smart package manager, but I don't use it by default because: a) almost all the repositories must be configured by hand; b) smart does no logging whatsoever of it's actions; and c) you must be extra careful not to execute it concurrently with any of the others (especially if you use auto-updates) or it will corrupt you rpm databases.