Details Of DNF Succeeding Yum In Fedora 22 Still Being Discussed
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 7 April 2015 at 10:25 AM EDT. 45 Comments
With the upcoming release of Fedora 22, DNF is succeeding Yum as the default package manager. However, some details about this change are still being discussed.

DNF is the next-generation Yum and after being available for the past few Fedora releases, with Fedora 22 it's ready for prime-time. Kevin Fenzi last week started a mailing list thread about dnf replacing yum and dnf-yum. DNF is installed by default as part of the "core" group, DNF-Yum is also installed by default, Yum is still installed so if something still depends directly on it or a user manually wants it, and the Yum RPM package now requires dnf-yum.

Causing some controversy though is whenever Yum is called, it prints a message about Yum being deprecated. "Yum command has been deprecated, use dnf instead. See 'man dnf' and 'man yum2dnf' for more information."

For those wanting to use Yum directly on Fedora 22, the Yum RPM provides the /usr/bin/yum-deprecated command.

The thread is still seeing some discussion about the minor points of the Fedora 22 DNF roll-out but everything appears to be taking shape and going full steam ahead. The Fedora 22 Beta release is planned for next week while Fedora 22 should be officially released in mid-May.
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