F22 System Wide Change: Replace Yum With DNF

Steve Clark sclark at netwolves.com
Fri Jun 13 14:39:05 UTC 2014

On 06/13/2014 09:03 AM, drago01 wrote:
> 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" ...
> Horses worked too but at some point we decided that cars work better
> and moved on.
Yes but who is this better for? A few developers or the mass of people and documentation that
are used to using "yum".

With cars it was obviously better for me - dnf not so obvious.


Stephen Clark
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