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    Default DNF: The New Package Manager Of Fedora 18

    Phoronix: DNF: The New Package Manager Of Fedora 18

    As mentioned earlier this week, Fedora 18 will feature a new package manager. Here's a redux with some additional information on DNF...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEyNDc

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    What's the concern with just making these radical changes for yum 4.0? Fedora has got to be the largest yum user. Why isn't someone at Redhat/Fedora stepping up and just setting the direction for yum instead of forking it.

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    Wink I thought DNF was shorthand for "Did Not Finish"

    That would seem to be an unfortunate name for a package manager.

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    ^ HA! I thought it was Duke Nukem Forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymous View Post
    ^ HA! I thought it was Duke Nukem Forever.
    Do they say somewhere, what it stands for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by disi View Post
    Do they say somewhere, what it stands for?
    Note about the name "DNF": it has no relevant meaning, meant as a project name only. Since DNF is a tech preview in Fedora 18 the Python module names can not be 'yum.*' as that would clash with yum itself.
    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/DNF#Naming

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    Default Other distributions

    This DNF package manager can be used on openSUSE, Gentoo and Ubuntu too?

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    I expect I'll be sticking with using the rpm command directly then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leif81 View Post
    What's the concern with just making these radical changes for yum 4.0? Fedora has got to be the largest yum user. Why isn't someone at Redhat/Fedora stepping up and just setting the direction for yum instead of forking it.
    That's exactly what they're doing, they just gave the beta a new name so people could test it more easily.

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