Let's have some #Fedora #Linux trivia. Today, `yum update` and `yum upgrade` do the same thing. This wasn't always the case.
When they were distinct commands, what was the difference between the two?
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yum upgrade implied the --obsoletes flag and was equivalent to `yum update --obsoletes`, which would attempt to clean up previously installed but unnecessary dependencies during the update process.
@vwbusguy I did not know this
@vwbusguy I thought upgrade is used to migrate to the newest version of Fedora like from 35 to 36 😅
@thisisfilber7 That's system-upgrade :-)
@vwbusguy Ahh okay 😅
@vwbusguy I thought fedora replaced yum with dnf.
Man, I remember playing with yum in the early-to-mid naughties.
SO much nicer than raw rpm.
@RL_Dane @vwbusguy they did, him is pretty much an alias to dnf now I think
Searching through five CDs for the rpm package you want (and all its dependencies) in the early naughties was VERY tedious.
It was nice when there was enough free space to copy all the RPMs onto the hard disk, but we didn't always have that luxury.
@furicle @RL_Dane yum is a symlink to dnf. Same is also true on RHEL/CentOS Alma 8+.
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