F22 System Wide Change: Replace Yum With DNF

David dgboles at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 17:26:18 UTC 2014

On 6/17/2014 12:50 PM, Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
> On 06/11/2014 08:20 AM, Jan Zelený wrote:
>> The transition period is one reason why we want to keep the name dnf.
>> We'd basically like to keep current yum around for users that have
>> various scripts and stuff depending on it so they have some time to
>> migrate to dnf. Also presenting dnf as a separate project forked from
>> yum gives us better flexibility - for instance it's easier to drop
>> obsoleted stuff because users don't have that high compatibility
>> expectations. Thanks Jan 
> Coming late to the discusssion and reading Richards Hughes blog prompted
> me to comment.
> From my understanding, DNF was supposed to be a temporary name for
> forked Yum  to prevent conflicts with the current version of yum until
> its full stability. About DNF having a complete different python API
> from yum, there is an overlooked historical example: GCC (GNU Compiler
> Collection) and its fork ECGS (Experimental/Enhanced GNU Compiler
> System) where the latter was in fact renamed GCC with full support of
> FSF agreeing to drop the original GCC 2.x.
> Luya

Excuse me. By now I doubt anyone but the Yum zealots really care. Just
do it. Make the switch. The Yum zealots will find something else to
complain about later. Perhaps the size of the default font?  :-)



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