F22 System Wide Change: Replace Yum With DNF

Jan Zelený jzeleny at redhat.com
Thu Jun 12 12:10:22 UTC 2014

> > We are open to ideas. I think in this situation there is no perfect way
> > how to satisfy everyone. We have thought about this for several months.
> > Renaming dnf back to yum might seem like the best option at first (it was
> > our original plan too) but when you carefully and deeply think about
> > this, keeping dnf and yum separate is really the least painful choice. So
> > far I haven't seen a single strong argument against it that would satisfy
> > needs of all the involved stakeholders.
> Well having user that upgrade have a different package manager then
> those who install new is not only "not perfect" but a no go.
> Simple obsolete yum so that dnf gets pulled in on upgrades and have
> rename the yum package to yum-legacy or something and have users that
> want it for whatever reason install it by hand.

I think this is is alignment with what I said before - yum and dnf will still 
stay separated and dnf is not renamed. So if there is no argument against your 
proposal, we might as well give it a shot.


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