dnf versus yum

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Sat Jan 4 20:09:16 UTC 2014

On Sat, 2014-01-04 at 10:50 +0100, 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?

Because yum's code is a mess. The primary point of the dnf rewrite is
not to alter the user interface, but to clean up the code itself.
Adam Williamson
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