dnf versus yum

Steve Clark sclark at netwolves.com
Sun Jan 5 20:21:14 UTC 2014

On 01/04/2014 03:09 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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.
That is great but it should support everything yum supported. Even Linux keeps old interfaces
around, if they are going to change there is at least a period where they are marked as deprecated
and with a caution they may be removed in the future!

Stephen Clark
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