On Wed, 2016-10-05 at 13:34 +1000, Jeff Fearn wrote:
On 5/10/2016 12:36, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Adam Williamson writes:
> > All dnf's 'nice features' aren't really there for a system
> > they?
> Well what are they there for, then?
> > You can use all of its nice features for doing other things.
> Like what? I thought that the only thing dnf does is update the system.
> Oh, yeah, sure you can query metadata on available packages too.
I think there is a misunderstanding here on the use of "system".
I believe Adam is saying that upgrading packages for the underlying OS
is where the problem is, but you can upgrade packages in other layers of
the OS fine.
e.g. upgrading glibc can be an issue, upgrading vi should be fine.
Upgrading emacs is undefined.
No, that's not what I meant. I was replying to Gerald's post (though I
missed quoting the relevant bit, which led to some confusion):
"The DNF team has done an excellent job in obfuscating the
horror IMO because (knock on wood) I've always been very impressed
with the features and functionality. Seems a shame that all those nice
bells and whistles will now be hidden behind some gui or pkcon."
I was just confused as to what 'features and functionality' would be
'hidden' by a GUI or pkcon in the case of doing a system update, since
I can't really think what 'features and functionality' you really use
when running dnf update.
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