View Full Version : Vote for the best YUM/APT GUI updater

5th December 2004, 11:39 AM
HI guys,

I just wanna know which one of graphical yum/apt updater which suite u guys the best.

Like me, i like the synaptic.

How about u all? Pls vote as the result can be view by others also.


5th December 2004, 04:17 PM
Until a few days ago, I'd have said Synaptic, but what Mit's done with Yum Extender simplifies changing repositories to snag that elusive rpm.

5th December 2004, 04:47 PM
Yeah, I like mit's yum extender. I think everyone should try it.

5th December 2004, 08:17 PM
Right, I'm a total n00b so this is my view as an outsider, I'd be interested to know what you guys think.

up2date. So far as I can tell, up2date only has a gui for updating and not for installing..

Yumi seemed a really good system except I had to downgrade my version of Yum ( I am using FC3 )
I liked the way it gave me a 3 lists of packages (Available, Remove, Update)

After seeing this post, I went off to find the Yum extender, which, had I not seen Yumi before, I would have thought was a godsend as it takes a LOT of hard work out of using Yum from the command prompt.. and I LOVE the fact you can change repositories like that.

Then I tried Synaptic and I think I have found the best of both worlds. Has a nice easy gui like Yumi and allows you to switch between repositories in a similar way to Yum extender. My ONLY gripe with it at the moment is that I don't know the apt address for base and updates-released.

I haven't tried GYum yet but unless someone tells me it makes the coffee, I probably wont..

PS what's the difference between apt and yum?? they seem to do the same thing!!

5th December 2004, 10:09 PM
Adomino, yum and apt are just two ways of getting to the same end. Yum is newer and is included with Fedora, while Apt is the choice of some other distros. I think that there are more Apt repositories than Yum repositories, but you can get into trouble downloading from third-parties, so be cautious. One VERY nice thing about Synaptic is that it lists all the uninstalled software available so that you can see what you might want to try.

As far as the base and updates-released, here's a link where it will be published when released (I believe): http://www.fedora.us/wiki/FedoraHOWTO In the meantime, dag and freshrpms seem to keep things current very well.

6th December 2004, 01:47 AM
Can someone point me to MIT's yum extender site? Google didn't help much...

6th December 2004, 02:09 AM
You can get Yum Extender at http://linux.rasmil.dk/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=41&Itemid=41

6th December 2004, 03:35 PM
1. it (being Synaptic) simply works
2. I've tried Cobinds YUM gui on my machine http://cobind.com/yumgui.html but it appears to be a little sluggish albeit very effective.

my $0.02 :D

7th December 2004, 09:15 PM