dnf versus yum

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Fri Jan 3 13:54:04 UTC 2014

Am 03.01.2014 08:17, schrieb Adam Williamson:
> 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.

the point where the statements what DNF all does not need and not that it
is not yet written, the point is that he meant it is not needed at all

that's a bad attitude for somebody going out to replace perfectly
working software over the time

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

that must be why while this thread was running "keep_cache" started to come back

be careful with the word "useless" - you may be the same way wrong as *many*
developers are wrong with their assumptions about real world usecases

the only useless in this thread are some funny guys making funny posts
about names instead be quiet in case they have nothing to say

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