F18 DNF and history

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Tue Jun 19 19:19:15 UTC 2012

On Tue, 19 Jun 2012, Adam Miller wrote:

> On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 10:51 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-06-19 at 15:33 +0200, Ales Kozumplik wrote:
>>> On 06/19/2012 02:44 PM, MichaƂ Piotrowski wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I have a question about DNF https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/DNF
>>>> Are there any plans to replace yum with dnf in the future?
>>>> According to what is written here
>>>> https://github.com/akozumpl/dnf/wiki/Features-Considered-for-Dropping
>>>> history function will likely be dropped.
>>>>  From my POV history feature is very useful. Is there a plan to provide
>>>> history function in Fedora dnf if yum gets dropped?
>>> Hi Michal,
>>> Thanks for pointing this out. I considered history a candidate for
>>> dropping because I didn't realize people had usecases for it. It is not
>>> present in the early versions of DNF but I will make sure to put it back
>>> in later.
>> Just to add my voice to the choir, I use it extensively and I suspect
>> many others in QA group too. It's extremely useful when trying to
>> determine exactly what update caused a given problem.
>> --
>> Adam Williamson
>> Fedora QA Community Monkey
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> +1 - I too use the history function of yum quite a bit.

And it is an absolutely critical component for sysadmin-side of things. 
Being able to quickly search to see when/who/what messed with pkg X makes 
tracking down changes a lot simpler.


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