On 18 April 2016 at 03:07, Chris Murphy <lists@colorremedies.com> wrote:
On Sun, Apr 17, 2016 at 5:04 PM, Jon LaBadie <jonfu@jgcomp.com> wrote:
> On F22, the manpage for dnf says the update and update-to
> commands are deprecated aliases for upgrade and upgrade-to.
> That being the case, shouldn't the update-info and
> check-update commands also be deprecated and have
> corresponding upgrade versions?

That would be consistent. File a bug?

I think the vernacular change is questionable, though. For a long time
update means minor, and upgrade means major. And it makes it more
confusing where upgrade vs system-upgrade. So system is what makes it
major and not system is what makes it minor. Uhh?

But I'm also too lazy to go look at the change to see what the logic
is about. I guess from dnf's standpoint this isn't a meaningful

For now I continue to use update.

Once upon a time obsoleting was disabled by default and update would only do non-obsoleting packages and upgrade would include obsolete in the dependency resolution.

The obsolete was enabled by default rendering the difference between update and upgrade meaningless in default situations - hence the deprecation.

Honestly I'm surprised both were carried forward to dnf rather than the deprecated command being dropped at the yum -> dnf boundary.