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09.23.13

Fedora is Deprecating Yum

Posted in GNU/Linux, Red Hat at 3:35 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Wallpaper candidate for Fedora 20

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Summary: Fedora 20 is coming and DNF is being introduced as a replacement for Yum

THE developer of Yum died a few months ago and Fedora is poised to replace Yum, introducing instead DNF, which is similar but still experimental [1]. Fedora 20 is already being prepared for release [2], despite some delays [3].

Fedora has a short support span, which is my main reason for no longer installing it. Keeping Fedora up to date has been possible using Yum and Red Hat is now trying to improve the update process of RHEL, which Techrights uses in CentOS form.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. DNF Package Manager Yum-Replacement Moves Ahead

    Talked about last year prior to the introduction of Fedora 18 was DNF, a new experimental RPM package manager to replace Yum. DNF has been bundled as an experimental option that can live in parallel to Yum, but there hasn’t been too much to report on the project as of late, except today they’re out with a new release.

  2. F20 will become beautiful…

    Half of the submission period for the Supplemental Wallpaper for Fedora 20 is over now.

  3. Fedora 20 Alpha Has Been Delayed By One Week
  4. Keeping your Red Hat Enterprise Linux current

    If you want the newest of the new open-source software, you use Fedora Linux, but if you use Red Hat Enterprise Linux in your business, you had to wait for major releases… until now.

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  1. finalzone said,

    September 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm

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    To clarify, dnf is the next generation of yum which will be renamed on Fedora 22 once it stabilizes. Think like a preview.
    Fedora might have short support i.e. two releases + extra months, the upgrading process has drastically improved with fedup or yum –releasever=xx distro-sync where xx is the release version. In addition, some larger company uses it as workstation where entreprise distributions are unsuitable for the task i.e. Yahoo!

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