Re: Fedora and Ubuntu

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Lamar Owen wrote:
On Thursday 29 November 2007, Karl Larsen wrote:
    At this time I can say the Ubuntu update system is very superior to
Pup and yum used on Fedora. I suggest Fedora look close at Ubuntu and
see how to get it working here.
Having worked with Ubuntu, and done a few 7.04 to 7.10 upgrades through that
GUI, I'll second this. After doing the initial update, a section of the
updater is added, which includes a button to do a version upgrade. No reboot
until the packages are downloaded and installed, then you reboot into the
upgraded system. The Debian systems have for a long time had a smoother
version upgrade mechanism.
Now, I had issues after the reboot, but that was a different deal that was
easily fixed (the video card was set up incorrectly, and X wouldn't start
until reconfigured (which was a very easy task; apt's equivalents
to %pre, %post, %preun, and %postun are much much more powerful than what RPM
gives you)).
The Ubuntu upgrader GUI is quite a bit faster than pup. And synaptic is still
far and away better than pirut or any of the yum frontends. Adept-installer
(under kubuntu this is the default instead of the GTK synaptic) is much more
like pirut, but it is faster.

You know much more about the details than I do. All I can say is Ubuntu is much faster at upgrading. And so much so it is important.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User

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