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Re: [opensuse-factory] Replacing libzypp stack with libdnf stack
Matěj Cepl <mcepl@xxxxxxx> writes:

On Tuesday 2020-07-07 05:45, Carson Black wrote:
Lately, I've become somewhat displeased by a lot of
shortcomings of the libzypp stack in regards to how it serves
openSUSE.[...] From what I can tell, the only things that need
any further integration work besides just switching out the
package manager would be[...]

Be careful with this argument: I have spent time with both (used
to work for Red Hat), and I have to say I prefer zypper hugely,
both for its speed and features. Some things are not so easy (I
cannot do `sudo zypper in /usr/bin/name`), but some things are

I am honestly curious here, which parts of zypper do you miss from dnf?

And from what I know about dnf, than it was mostly rather poor
rewrite of libzypp, which was so bad, they are rewriting it
again. I don't think we should attach ourselves to something
which has been effectively abandoned.

I am not sure, but it might be related to them integrating modularity a
bit tighter, as the dnf team took over modularity from the old
modularity team.



Dan Čermák <dcermak@xxxxxxxx>
Software Engineer Development tools
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH
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(HRB 36809, AG Nürnberg)
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