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DNF 0.5 Yum Replacement Now Supports Groups

Fedora

Published on 23 April 2014 10:13 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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DNF, the next-generation replacement to Yum on Red Hat systems, now has support for groups and environments.

Support for package groups/environments is the big feature to DNF 0.5.0 along with functionality related to that like upgrading package groups. A refresh option has also been added to DNF to force the refresh of package meta-data that's not yet been expired. DNF 0.5.0 additionally has many API changes and quite a number of bug fixes.

More information on DNF 0.5.0 can be found via the project release notes and DNF blog post.

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