[PlanetCCRMA] Re: OT - General FC2/RPM/apt question

Mark Knecht Mark Knecht <markknecht@gmail.com>
Fri Dec 10 09:57:01 2004

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 08:57:53 -0800, Brad Fuller <brad@sonaural.com> wrote:
>  Mark Knecht wrote: 
>  On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 08:53:30 +0100, Artem Baguinski <artm@v2.nl> wrote: 
>  Mark Knecht <markknecht@gmail.com> writes: 
>  On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 15:15:31 -0800, Brad Fuller <brad@sonaural.com> wrote: 
>  the synaptic app has a nice way of configuring the repositories. It's easy
> to configure. I'd start there. I'm sure many here will reply with their
> favorite repos from p.c. to freshrpms.net I had not tried yum before. I
> managed to get samba and samba-swat installed pretty painlessly. Apparently
> this just defaults to the same servers that the redhat-update app goes to.
> Cool by me. Doesn't simultaneous use of apt (for PlanetCCRMA) and yum (for
> the rest) lead to some confusion of dependencies? I'm very new to rpm based
> systems and I haven't figured yet what's exactly the devision of labour
> between rpm and apt/yum. Doesn't appear to. I loaded some Samba stuff
> yesterday using yum. Checking in Synaptic this morning it all shows up so
> apparently they use the same database. Hmmm... I always thought that I had
> to do an update for apt or yum to update the their respective dBs -- as in:
> when I use yum, I "yum update" first so that if I previously used apt-get I
> would get the latest RPM updates from the apt-get install.
>  brad

yum update appoears different from apt-get update. From yum's man page:

update If run without any packages, update will update every currently
              installed  package.  

So this really does an update of the system. It's more like apt-get
update;apt-get dist-upgrade.

I've never used yum before yesterday so I could be completely hosed on
this. I'm just reading the man page. However the Redhat Update  app in
the bottom right of KDE/Gnome us using yum under the hood so I've been
looking at the commands it wants to run and then seeing that the
packages it updates show up in Synaptic. They all seem to tie

- Mark