[CentOS] dnf replacing yum?

Wed May 25 19:38:43 UTC 2016
Kenneth Porter <shiva at sewingwitch.com>

I saw mention of dnf in a blog article about installing a package on 
CentOS. Further investigation revealed that Fedora is replacing yum with 
dnf, apparently a new and better yum. But it wasn't clear if dnf was a 
drop-in replacement or if some migration setup was required. Is it supposed 
to work with CentOS or do we ignore it until some future release?


I installed dnf with yum and tried installing another package with it and 
it complains:

[root at orifice ~]# dnf install certbot
Failed to open: 

I don't install new packages often, but it does sound like dnf's new dep 
solver is a Good Thing when that's needed.