For newcomers to RHEL 8, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 includes version 4 of the yum utility. The back end of Yum! V4 is DNF technology. Although the yum backend has changed in version 4, typical command line options remain the same.
This is a short description of the new features of Yum v4 and its comparison with DNF technology.
Yum v4 DNF technology
- In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, DNF replaced YUM as a package management technology for RPM packages.
- The DNF API enhances integration and addresses stability issues with the Yum v3 API.
- Yum v4 includes new features provided by DNF.
- recommended Yum Command is a link dnf.
Yum v4 enhancements
- Supports modules that enable software AppStreams.
- Learn about weak and Boolean dependencies now.
- Provides a wider range of plug-ins and additional tools.
- Improved Yum performance, which is critical for cloud, CI / CD and container workloads.
We have many articles using dnf. If you want to see a complete list of new features in RHEL 8, see the following guides:
RHEL 8 new features