F22 System Wide Change: Replace Yum With DNF

Stijn Hoop stijn at sandcat.nl
Tue Jun 17 19:36:32 UTC 2014


On Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:03:20 -0600
Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:07:39 +0200
> Jan Zelený <jzeleny at redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> > Any other suggestions then? Cause `pkg` would be my #1 choice.
> 
> Personally, I think adding another name just adds another problem. 
> 
> kevin
> 

This, please do not invent some generic name and be forced in 10 years
to rename yet again with the same arguments.

Either keep the dnf name:

- and update all documentation basically with s/yum/dnf/g
- and make sure it's big in the release notes
- and provide a yum frontend with compatibility warnings

or rename dnf to yum and call it 4.0:

- and warn programmers that the interface has changed
- and make sure that obsoleted options warn of changed defaults

My preference is the latter, basically because I don't see the wins
in the first case, FWIW.

--Stijn


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