F22 System Wide Change: Replace Yum With DNF

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sat Jun 14 12:40:39 UTC 2014

Am 14.06.2014 14:31, schrieb drago01:
> And recently there is even a trend where people (and the press)
> complains "lack of change == lack of innovation" ... that does not
> mean that we should do changes for the sake of doing changes but we
> should not be afraid of doing so either.

the same sort of people who complain about business numbers
bad because only a few hundret millions more income than
the year before

>> you can rename internal functions, move code, use different
>> libraries all day long, but if it comes to command lines and
>> user interfaces (CLI params are a user interface) you need
>> always to be very careful
> Depends obscure options that are hardly used by the majority of users
> are different from common options that everyone uses.

"dnf remove yum dnf kernel" ruins your system
yum don't allow that for good reasons

that's unacepptable behavior and was refused to change

dnf needs much more RAM currently while the feature page
pretends it has a smaller footprint - so it's not ready
or the feature page is a "would nice to be" not backed
by the reality

> FWIW using a CLI interface to automate things is imo the wrong
> approach if there is an api that can be used instead (cleaner, less
> hacky, more efficient, etc) (and yes this changes here too, because
> the old API was really horrible but that's not the point)

no idea what is your daily job, sysadmin obviously not

shell scripts are the Unix way and overall more efficient
just because you write tiny scripts for different tasks
and plug them together - efficient is not only a matter
of runtime measure

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