Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jul 2017 17:13 UTC
Fedora Core

Fedora Workstation comes with two package managers by default: DNF and PackageKit. DNF has all the latest features and the best support, but PackageKit is put front and center in GNOME Software, KDE Plasma Discover, and as of Fedora 26 also in Cockpit’s new Software Update panel.

You may be better off sticking with the DNF package manager in the command line; even though PackageKit is the choice of all the graphical package managers. Here is some of the advantages DNF still gives you over PackageKit based applications.

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As a motorsport fan...
by gan17 on Wed 5th Jul 2017 19:06 UTC
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I sure hope DNF doesn't stand for Did Not Finish. Wouldn't want that kind of reliability from a package manager.

Edited 2017-07-05 19:09 UTC

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Yeah, not the best name. Some call it "DaNdiFied yum" It was at one point supposed to be a temporary name for the next version of yum, but they they just left the code name for reasons. Too late to change it now.

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