F22 System Wide Change: Replace Yum With DNF

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 13:02:29 UTC 2014


On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 8:52 AM, Matthew Miller  wrote:

> This is kind of sentimental, and I think possibly Seth would not have liked
> to have a big deal made of it, but... I guess I'm going to anyway. I would
> like to keep the "yum" name in remembrance of his contributions. This also
> seems like the easiest path for all of the documentation, scripts, and user
> habits out there. I don't mind if the backend package is called "dnf", but
> why not keep /usr/bin/yum as the primary command and just do the right
> thing, only warning on incompatible usage rather than nagging every time it
> is used?

I strongly agree with this for practical reasons.  There is no good
rationale for moving away from yum as the name of the command except some
of the command line changes which happened with yum anyway (download only
was added and later removed for example) and one can warn specifically for
those.  The API changes are not something users care about.  Also, dnf
needs to drop all the legacy options before the transition (ie)  pick erase
or remove (preferably the latter) etc rather than retain all the
compatibility options.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel/attachments/20140611/751fd635/attachment.html>

More information about the devel mailing list