Re: up2date vs. yum

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On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 14:44, Tom Mitchell wrote:
> It turns out that up2date understands the protocol that yum uses.  It
> can use yum repositories.  The config line format is a little
> different.
> So far I have found that the up2date GUI hides a number of errors that
> it cannot recover from yet.  They share a lot of python source code so
> eventually there will be no difference of value between the two in
> terms of reliability.
You know, I knew that, but your message caused me to look at my sources
file and add mirrors to the list so if one does work, it switches to a
secondary.  Thanks

yum updates-release

Disclaimer  - I haven't had an opportunity to test this out since my
system is fully updates.

> BOTH need a better list of mirrors as comments in the distribution.
> Perhaps a 'get_mirror_list' option or some other mirror discovery
> strategy.  Fedora is a community project but up2date/yum do not
> leverage the bandwidth of the community yet.
> -- 
> 	T o m  M i t c h e l l 
> 	mitch48-at-sbcglobal-dot-net

Clifford Snow

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