dnf even allows to uninstall RPM and systemd without warnings

Thomas Bendler ml at bendler-net.de
Tue Jun 24 09:31:12 UTC 2014

2014-06-23 17:51 GMT+02:00 Gerald B. Cox <gbcox at bzb.us>:

> This has got to be the silliest thing I've ever seen, but whatever.  You enter the command dnf remove dnf, and guess what?  It removes dnf.  You enter the command dnf remove kernel, and guess what, it removes the kernel.  What a concept, it does what you tell it to do.
> Not withstanding the fact that:
> 1.  You have to be in root mode to invoke
> 2.  It lists everything it is going to do, and you have to explicitly say YES.
> So we're spending valuable developer time on things like this, when there are certainly more important things that need attention.  Just astounding.
> ​[...]

​Hopefully you don't write professional software with this kind of
attitude. ​We don't live in the seventies any more, we moved on and start
making things better. We introduce safety features in nearly every area of
our life, like cars, planes, trains and even guns (you need to unlock the
gun before you can shoot in your foot). In none of these areas you can
simply do dangerous things, all professional and modern systems ask you up
to four, five times if you are really sure when you try to do dangerous
things. This is how professional software should act like nowadays and that
behavior is what I would expect from a yum replacement. If DNF reaches this
kind of professional level, fine, replace yum. If not, don't replace yum
with DNF, simple thing.

Regards Thomas
Linux ... enjoy the ride!
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