dnf versus yum

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Jan 3 07:17:19 UTC 2014

On Fri, 2014-01-03 at 02:48 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Steve Clark wrote:
> > Also at least yum stood for something - Yellowdog Updater, Modified - as
> > opposed to being some nonsensical conglomeration of letters. The only
> > thing I am aware of that dnf means is "did not finish".
> The point of this thread is that the development apparently indeed Did Not 
> Finish. ;-)

And it's an astoundingly pointless point, given that it was prompted by
a post from its developer asking people to test it ahead of it being
*potentially* included in Fedora as the default package manager *in more
than a year's time*.

Clearly, he knows it isn't ready to replace yum yet. If he thought it
was, he'd be filing a Change to replace yum with dnf, not writing a blog
post trying to get slightly wider testing.

This is possibly the most useless thread I've ever seen on devel@, and
that's some strong competition.
Adam Williamson
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