dnf versus yum

Mattia Verga mattia.verga at tiscali.it
Sat Jan 4 10:37:03 UTC 2014

Il 04/01/2014 11:20, Panu Matilainen ha scritto:
> On 01/04/2014 11:50 AM, Mattia Verga wrote:
>> This is the first time I heard of DNF.
>> Looking at the page where differences between DNF and yum are explained
>> (http://akozumpl.github.io/dnf/cli_vs_yum.html) my question is: do we
>> really need DNF to replace yum?
>> Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that DNF is no more than yum with
>> some different standard behavior and a couple of new command line
>> options. So why replace yum? If those changes are good why simply don't
>> change standard options in yum or add those new commands to yum?
> That document, as the name implies, explains the current differences 
> in *cli* behavior to yum, as in "things that might cause surprises for 
> long-time yum users". Dnf doesn't exist to tinker with some cli 
> differences just for the heck of it, the main reasons and goals have 
> to do with the underlying depsolving engine and API, see eg
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/DNF#Detailed_Description
> https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/users/2014-January/444874.html
> This and the other thread on fedora-users does make it clear that 
> background and goals of dnf needs to be more clearly communicated though.
>     - Panu -
Thank you.

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