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Old 12th June 2008
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One can manage rpms with the smart package manager, instead of yum. It works rather well, as a rule (though not always.)

Yum has greately improved rpm management from the 90's, but is still, in my humble opinion, slower than apt, even when using deltas, fastermirror and such.

Apt will also have problems with broken dependencies and the same type of cycle, can't do this because we need that, blah blah.

Pacman has really gotten fast--I don't follow the Arch list closely, but I vaguely remember them making some changes, and it became quite quick after that.
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