Changes/Retire YUM 3 - Fedora Project Wiki, happened in F31.
Yum is a sub-package of the dnf package that is basically an alias to dnf.
If you check you’ll see that /usr/bin/yum is a link to dnf-3. ls -l $(which yum)
Your previous comment was more informative. I wonder why you changed.
YUM is Yellow Dog Update Manager used for many distributions including ArcaOS based on OS/2, IBM AIX, IBM i, … As IBM has moved to Red Hat in 2019 using the providers Dandified YUM update introduced in Fedora 18 in September 2016, YUM commands stay only for old school users that don’t want to change …
When I saw the word Dog, I thought you were kidding. After a google search, I laugh. Devs running out of names I guess.
I’m interested in many things : history going back thousands of years, AI and ML focusing on the maths behind looking at unsupervised ways and means with C++ 20 and beyond …
I changed as cornered between Red Hat and Debian, Alien and Linux Standard Base tried to normalize, using Microsoft software they prefer Ubuntu LTS, Intel software for OpenVINO or Quartus using Intel FPGA also … I use RHEL and like and trust Fedora interested with the fusion with IBM using a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop among other devices … I’m not interested in free software, only open source using high level operating system used in many very high level devices … used for everyday tasks for free … the world is fantastic!!!
What? Since when did yum not handle dependencies. That was entirely the point of yum. I think you are referring to rpm, not yum. RPM tells you about dependency problems without resolving them by itself. But it was for that reason that yum was created, and it did it just fine.
I don’t doubt that dnf is better than yum in some way, but it’s patently false to say that yum doesn’t resolve dependencies!
Red Hat and Debian are the two oldest active distributions launched in 1993, linux first released in 1991. They use respectively .rpm and .deb package format using RPM and APT package managers, still used today. RPM package manager is a complicated tool updating to YUM then DNF as more user friendly. Open a console and type ‘man rpm’ … you will be surprised by the number of features still implemented today. Explore Red Hat Enterprise Linux, all the services attached to it and IBM Cloud … Fedora is more than a simple cousin.
I haven’t noticed anything new or better that merited the change from yum to dnf. But I wouldn’t dare disagree with the move. After all, yum was too easy to pronounce, and didn’t sound professional. And if nothing else, yum has existed and worked for a decade. So it’s definitely overdue for change. I’m kind of disappointed it didn’t become systemd-dnfd, assimilated into the beast.