F22 System Wide Change: Replace Yum With DNF

Jan Zelený jzeleny at redhat.com
Tue Jun 17 07:07:39 UTC 2014

On 16. 6. 2014 at 19:49:35, Peter Oliver wrote:
> On 16 June 2014 08:31, Jan Zelený <jzeleny at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On 13. 6. 2014 at 10:09:07, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> >> So I propose we keep calling the project DNF and the package dnf, but
> >> start the transition to a generic command name for "the tool that
> >> installs, removes, and updates packages".  I propose that this command
> >> name be called "pkg".  We can keep backwards compatibility to both the
> >> "yum" command name and the "dnf" command name indefinitely.
> > 
> > Sounds like an interesting idea and we will definitely give this some
> > thought.
> If you decide to go this route, it's worth bearing in mind that
> Solaris 11 and FreeBSD 10 both already have tools called "pkg" that
> perform this function.  They are incompatible with yum and dnf, but
> have a similar-enough command-line that people searching the web for,
> say, "pkg install" will find information about the wrong one.

Any other suggestions then? Cause `pkg` would be my #1 choice.


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