dnf versus yum

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Fri Jan 3 01:52:22 UTC 2014


On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 02:40:33AM +0100, poma wrote:
> On 03.01.2014 02:31, Richard Vickery wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 5:28 PM, Chuck Anderson <cra at wpi.edu> wrote:
> > 
> >> On Fri, Jan 03, 2014 at 02:18:52AM +0100, poma wrote:
> >>> On 03.01.2014 01:06, Bob Arendt wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> As a runner, DNF already has a specific meaning for me.
> >>>> If you're picking random letters for a project to avoid
> >>>> existing collisions, you might also consider tossing the
> >>>> set back into the bag they have a well-established meaning
> >>>> in other domains.  Just saying - it might do well to change
> >>>> the name to something with positive or at least neutral
> >>>> collateral meaning.  "yum" probably had some positive benefits
> >>>> in this regard.
> >>>
> >>> "Yum" has sentimental value and is practically a trademark, so
> >>> 1. yuma - Yellowdog Updater, Modified Again
> >>> 2. yum2 - Yellowdog Updater, Modified II
> >>> 3. yumrelo - Yellowdog Updater, Modified Reloaded
> >>> 6. yum-ng - Yellowdog Updater, Modified NG (Next Generation)
> >>> 5. yum-ak - Yellowdog Updater, Modified AK (Ales Kozumplik)
> >>> 4. yum-novus - Yellowdog Updater, Modified New
> >>> 7. yummy - Yellowdog Updater, Modified My
> >>
> >> How about:
> >>
> >> fu - Fedora Updater.
> >> fum - Fedora Updater, Modified.
> >>
> >> fu has a positive connotation: "fu, a particle or suffix that can mean
> >> "intensity" [1].
> >>
> >> Or, we can just forget about any connotation, like apparently we did
> >> when coming up with "fedup".
> >>
> >> LOL - Is this supposed to be a play on words / accronyms?
> 
> Haha, actually pretty cool!
> 0. yum-fu - Yellowdog Updater, Modified Fu (No need to explain)
> 
> poma

Or to be more generic about it:

pu - Package Updater.
pum - Package Updater, Modified.
puma - Package Updater, Modified Again.
poma - Package Opener (Operator?), Modified Again

That last one is tounge-in-cheek :-J


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