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Package manager based on libdnf and libsolv. Replaces YUM.

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Dandified YUM

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Dandified YUM (DNF) is the next upcoming major version of

YUM 
. It does package management using
RPM 
,
libsolv 
_ and
hawkey 
_ libraries. For metadata handling and package downloads it utilizes
librepo 
. To process and effectively handle the comps data it uses
libcomps 
.

============

Installing

DNF and all its dependencies are available in Fedora 18 and later, including the rawhide Fedora.

Optionally you can use repositories with DNF nightly builds for last 2 stable Fedora versions available at copr://rpmsoftwaremanagement/dnf-nightly. You can enable the repository e.g. using::

dnf copr enable rpmsoftwaremanagement/dnf-nightly

Then install DNF typing::

sudo yum install dnf

In other RPM-based distributions you need to build all the components from their sources.

======================

Building from source

All commands should be run from the DNF git checkout directory.

To install the build dependencies::

sudo dnf builddep dnf.spec

To build DNF::

mkdir build;
pushd build;
cmake ..; # add '-DPYTHON_DESIRED="3"' option for Python 3 build
make;
popd;

To run DNF when compiled for Python2::

PYTHONPATH=`readlink -f .` bin/dnf-2 

To run DNF when compiled for Python3::

PYTHONPATH=`readlink -f .` bin/dnf-3 

If you want to build the manpages, use the option

-DWITH_MAN=0
with cmake.

Man pages will be located in

build/doc
and can be read with
man -l
, e.g::
man -l build/doc/dnf.8

=============================

Building and installing rpm

From the DNF git checkout directory::

$ tito build --test --rpm
# dnf install /tmp/tito/noarch/*

===============

Running tests

From the DNF git checkout directory::

mkdir build;
pushd build;
cmake .. && make ARGS="-V" test;
popd;

==============

Contribution

Here's the most direct way to get your work merged into the project.

  1. Fork the project

    . Clone down your fork

    . Implement your feature or bug fix and commit changes

    . If the change fixes a bug at
    Red Hat bugzilla 
    _, or if it is important to the end user, add the following block to the commit message::

    = changelog = msg: message to be included in the changelog type: one of: bugfix/enhancement/security (this field is required when message is present) resolves: URLs to bugs or issues resolved by this commit (can be specified multiple times) related: URLs to any related bugs or issues (can be specified multiple times)

  • For example::

    = changelog = msg: Verify GPG signatures when running dnf-automatic type: bugfix resolves: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1793298

  • For your convenience, you can also use git commit template by running the following command in the top-level directory of this project::

    git config commit.template ./.git-commit-template

. In special commit add your name and email under
DNF CONTRIBUTORS
section in
authors file 
_ as a reward for your generosity

. Push the branch up to your fork

. Send a pull request for your branch

Please, do not create the pull requests with translation (.po) files improvements. Fix the translation on

Fedora Weblate 
_ instead.

===============

Documentation

The DNF package distribution contains man pages, dnf(8) and dnf.conf(8). It is also possible to

read the DNF documentation 
_ online, the page includes API documentation. There's also a
wiki 
_ meant for contributors to DNF and related projects.

====================

Bug reporting etc.

Please report discovered bugs to the

Red Hat bugzilla 
_ following this
guide 
. If you planned to propose the patch in the report, consider
Contribution
instead.

Freenode's irc channel

#yum
is meant for discussions related to both YUM and DNF. Questions should be asked there, issues discussed. Remember:
#yum
is not a support channel and prior research is expected from the questioner.

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