Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 10th May 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by luna6
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Review of the new Mandriva 2007 Spring Edition. We downloaded and installed three different versions of Mandriva 2007.1 and there was one version that come out head and shoulders above the rest.
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by jcpinto on Fri 11th May 2007 03:59 UTC
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The reviewer had a good point when he said Mandriva has the best rpm package manager, which in my opinion holds true. It's indeed a great package manager, which is constantly improving!

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RE: urpm
by siimo on Fri 11th May 2007 04:25 in reply to "urpm"
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Yes. Urpmi is quite good. But i have issues with it when using it in a chrooted environment. it randomly segfaults for god knows why.

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RE[2]: urpm
by AdamW on Fri 11th May 2007 06:16 in reply to "RE: urpm"
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that's odd, we do this literally all the time (the MDV buildsystem uses chroots heavily). if you file a bug report with more info we could look into it.

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RE: urpm
by Colonel Panic on Fri 11th May 2007 19:16 in reply to "urpm"
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"the best rpm package manager"
Maybe, maybe not

"a great package manager"

Naw, Portage is a great package manager with the same type of commands as urpmi, but way better dependency flow. I have tried both and I find Portage to be more flexible and consistent, but Hey, that's just my opinion.

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RE[2]: urpm
by larry on Sat 12th May 2007 14:28 in reply to "RE: urpm"
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It's been awhile and I'm not up to speed with Gentoo portage. If I may ask, how do you build KDE without kdeedu and kdetoys? I tried to put USE="-kdeedu" and yet it stills build kdeedu with it.

As for urpmi, I have to say it's rare that one can't find a package with the great urpmi repos that we have in addition to main: contrib, plf, etc. And it certainly is faster than yum

There was a really good comparison article (yum, apt, urpmi, etc.) on

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