package management on fedora
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.