F22 System Wide Change: Replace Yum With DNF

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sat Jun 14 01:03:25 UTC 2014


Am 14.06.2014 02:59, schrieb Michael Scherer:
> Le vendredi 13 juin 2014 à 10:39 -0400, Steve Clark a écrit :
>> 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.
> 
> So far in this thread, I see no one stepping to maintain yum in the long
> term, just people asking to others to do it.
> 
> But having someone volunteering to maintain it would be the solution.
> People who want to keep yum forever, just maintain it

what are you talking about?
*nobody* asked that *nobody*

the point is *not* break YUM as name and in documentations
as well as thousands of howtos, articles and books you
can't re-write and gain the missing pieces of compatibility

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