[CentOS] dnf replacing yum?
james.hogarth at gmail.com
Thu May 26 11:07:32 UTC 2016
On 26 May 2016 at 11:17, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> On 05/26/2016 04:31 AM, Yamaban wrote:
> > On Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00, James Hogarth wrote:
> >> On 26 May 2016 00:57, "SternData" wrote:
> >>> On 05/25/2016 06:43 PM, Always Learning wrote:
> >>>> On Wed, 2016-05-25 at 22:32 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> >>>>> Also, yum had associations which it was sad to lose.
> >>>> Perhaps the Fedora ("We love consulting all affected users")
> >>>> replacement
> >>>> could be named MUD.
> >>>> Now we await the System-D controlling interface ;-)
> >>> There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth when these changes
> >>> rolled into Fedora. After a while, I got used to it and now it seems
> >>> normal. Plus, if you type "yum update" it responds "what your really
> >>> should type is dnf update, but I'll do it for you anyway".
> >> There was a mail on the Fedora development list recently from one of the
> >> internal Red Hat RHEL yum guys.
> >> It implied that in RHEL the command would remain yum and not change to
> >> dnf,
> >> although the internals will no doubt do so at some point.
> > Well, from what I've heard from some Red Hat RHEL Kernel guys, it will be
> > likely in RHEL 8.x as default with a yum compat cli, but unlikely to get
> > into RHEL 7.x as replacement for yum, and should stay confined to EPEL.
> > The reason given was: "(DNF is) not quite Enterprise ready, yet. Lets
> > again during Fedora 25".
> Based on previous RHEL history I would agree with Yamaban's take
> (probably in RHEL 8.x, likely not in RHEL 7). But Red Hat has been a
> bit less conservative with making changes to RHEL 7 than they were the
> previous version of RHEL.
> Still, for them to make a change there would need to be some driving
> force for that change (IMHO). For example, if there were new technology
> areas (containers, cloud) where dnf had major functionality advantages
> over yum, then they might consider a change. Otherwise, I just don't
> see it.
> But, I have been wrong before .. a lot .. so take that with a grain of
> salt :)
To make it clear here is the specific link on the fedora-devel archives
"Currently we're slated to keep yum as the primary name/command for package
management in RHEL. It may or may not be backed by dnf at some point; we're
still looking at the pros & cons and how to bring better compatibility if
we go down this path."
So my expectation is that RHEL8 will use dnf internally but the interface
will be called yum
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