The Smart Package Manager
The Smart Package Manager project has the ambitious objective of creating smart and portable algorithms for solving adequately the problem of managing software upgrading and installation. This tool works in all major distributions, and will bring notable advantages over native tools currently in use (APT, APT-RPM, YUM, URPMI, etc).
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More options Dec 5 (3 days ago)
I'm very pleased to be able to announce you a new solution to manage
packages and repositories. The new Smart package manager is able to let
you use different repositories that were not designed to work together.
Which was a recurring complaint on this and many other mailinglists.
You can prioritize repositories or prioritize packages and Smart will
handle the conflicts and make a decision based on what's available. It
includes a command-line utility (smart) and a GUI that resembles synaptic
Smart was written by Gustavo Niemeyer from Conectiva (the same guy that
ported apt to rpm and caused the RPM repository revolution). I have made
Fedora Core 3 packages (smart and smart-gui) that you can install from apt
or yum or if you do not have my repository included, manually from:
Smart fixes many of the problems we know with the current package
managers. There's a document that explains how it works, what it fixes and
includes screenshots for when you're interested but not convinced The
website is at:
(There are also packages for Fedora Core 3 on that website, but they don't
include a plugin to allow packages to add repositories automatically.)
My current packages come with 13 repositories preconfigured and enabled
by default with a preset priority for each. And it has been working very
well for me the last 24h.
If you do have problems, fixes or suggestions, let us know. Enjoy !
-- dag wieers, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://dag.wieers.com/ --
[all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]
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