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DNF, a new Package Manager

Summary

A preview of the next-generation Yum package manager, using hawkey/libsolv for backend.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-05-31
  • Percentage of completion: 40%


Detailed Description

Comparing to zif

People are asking why we didn't choose to adopt zif instead of fixing yum. The reasons are:

  • dnf looks for a middle ground between a sane API and some backwards compatibility.
  • dnf and hawkey are first steps toward using the same resolver accross the entire stack.
  • Libsolv is a well tested and proven code base, currently the most sophisticated and optimized dependency solving implementation.

Benefit to Fedora

Scope

How To Test

User Experience

Dependencies

Contingency Plan

Documentation

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion