June 18, 2009
About 30dozen people sent me to the test comparing yum to apt-deb. Always a fun comparison. It’d be even more fun if any of the numbers seemed accurate.
I put a short script together for myself – just to see how yum is doing.
Here’s the very simple script:
I ran it like this:
sudo ./yum-test.sh >> /tmp/simple-yum-results.txt 2>&1
Here are my results on my x61s laptop running F11:
Full disclosure. I had already updated the metadata b/c I didn’t feel like testing the network speed in this coffee shop. I also downloaded the pkgs that it installed already by pulling them into the cache with a yumdownloader. Again, I wanted to test yum (and rpm) not the bandwidth of the coffee shop. I’m running yum 3.2.23-3.fc11 on a 686 install of f11.
Overall the numbers look pretty good to me. Run a test for yourself and point out your results below.
Update enabled repos for the benchmarks
sudo yum repolist
repo id repo name status
fedora Fedora 11 – i386 enabled: 13,289
updates Fedora 11 – i386 – Updates enabled: 1,988