dnf versus yum

Michael Schroeder mls at suse.de
Tue Jan 7 12:55:53 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jan 02, 2014 at 03:52:00PM -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> Protected packages was first implemented * as a yum plugin because Seth
> thought it was kind of crazy and shouldn't be core functionality, but then
> it proved itself in real use and became built-in. Now, the DNF pages says
> "Similar functionality can be implemented by a plugin", putting us right
> back where we were. **

Putting such functionality in a plugin is actually a bad idea, because
those plugins only work for dnf. But packagekit does not use dnf, instead
it directly calls functions from the hawkey library.


Michael Schroeder                                   mls at suse.de
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