F22 System Wide Change: Replace Yum With DNF

Simo Sorce simo at redhat.com
Fri Jun 13 13:33:55 UTC 2014

On Fri, 2014-06-13 at 15:15 +0200, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 13.06.2014 15:03, schrieb drago01:
> > On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 2:58 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> Am 13.06.2014 14:53, schrieb Jan Zelený:
> >>> That being said, the reason for not renaming dnf to yum is that renaming this
> >>> project to yum will do nothing else than to confuse its users, as they will
> >>> think this is still yum and they should expect from dnf it what they expected
> >>> from yum. They should not. And dnf is not yum, I'm really sorry if you think
> >>> it is.
> >>
> >> the user expects that anyways if you replace something he
> >> did not asked for replace it and what just worked for him
> > 
> > Well there are different levels of "works" i.e just because something works that
> > something does not have to be the best possible implementation of
> > "something" ...
> close your eyes for 2 seconds to face how that bothers
> the user which is the bigot justification for the rename
> do you seriously explain me it's wrong that Linux still
> is called Linux or even that the implementation of 3.15
> has anything common with Linux 1.0?
> > Horses worked too but at some point we decided that cars work better
> > and moved on
> that's childish
> a horse and a car are completly different things
> yum and dnf are not

I think you are failing to undertstand the concept of "perspective".

The example is actually perfectly fitting.

Why do you care if your "transport" is a horse or a car ? You should
just call it "tranmsport", right ?

Anyway I think we should stop with this bikeshedding. The people write
the code decided to call it DNF, and it is their right to do so, it is
their project and they decided they want a new identity to go with it.

To help the transition they are making it so that if you call "yum" it
still works, and this should keep old cranky users happy. Be happy like


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York

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