[CentOS] dnf replacing yum?

Wed May 25 21:32:04 UTC 2016
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Kenneth Porter wrote:

> 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

For the normal user (like me) dnf is neither better nor worse than yum.
In fact it is almost identical.

In my view, the introduction of a new name was completely unnecessary
and the cause of the only (small) complication with the changeover,
eg should I look in /etc/yum.repos.d/ or /etc/dnf.repos.d/ ?

Also, yum had associations which it was sad to lose.

Timothy Murphy  
gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin