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package management on fedora

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libervisco's picture
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I've been talking a bit with a_thing about this in #nuxified IRC channel. I find yum to be quite slow. Not only does it apparently update the package database every time it is ran (which even on slower broadband networks can annoyingly slow down the overall install process), but calculating dependancies takes a bit longer than I'd like.

So the first question would be are there any optimizations that can be done to speed it up and how to disable automatic updating of package database every time yum is run?

I've also tried smart, but it doesn't work at all for me. After asking me to add detected repositories (yes or no questions for each) it says..
pdating cache...                                                        (  0%)

.. and just stands there forever. What's up with that?

Fedora overall seems like a nice distro, but compared to apt-get on Debian/Ubuntu-like distros, package management leaves quite a bit to desire... I wouldn't be asking questions like this for apt-get since it just works.

Thanks

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Doesn't FC also come with

Doesn't FC also come with apt-get (apt4rpm?) ? it seems to come with BLAG, though I'm personally happy enough with YUM or compiling from source (my usual install methods).

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I didn't check yet and I'm

I didn't check yet and I'm back on gNewSense again (dual boot), but I'll check.

I suppose I could maybe live with yum as well, if I at least manage to disable that constant updating of package list.

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yes, Fedora does come with

yes, Fedora does come with apt-get, but add-on repos have been abandoning that since about FC3 AFAIK.

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Just run yum -C and it

Just run yum -C and it won't update the cache all the time.

libervisco's picture
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Thanks kode. I'll try it as

Thanks kode. I'll try it as soon as I boot back to Fedora. Smiling

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Try Smart Package Manager

Try

Smart Package Manager

better than default FC5 package manager

http://labix.org/smart

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I tried smart: libervisco

I tried smart:

libervisco wrote:

I've also tried smart, but it doesn't work at all for me. After asking me to add detected repositories (yes or no questions for each) it says..
pdating cache...                                                        (  0%)

.. and just stands there forever. What's up with that?

Sticking out tongue

But well, I am beginning to doubt I will be keeping my Fedora install so it's ok. Yum seems to work for most people. I am a bit more picky and that's it. Eye

Thanks for all the help.

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