对于所有系统管理员来说,今天这个消息相当令人惋惜。开源命令行包管理工具 yum 的开发者 Seth Vidal 骑自行车时被一辆汽车撞倒身亡,年仅 36 岁。目前肇事司机依然逃逸。

Yum(全称为 Yellow dog Updater, Modified)是一个在 Fedora 和 RedHat 以及 SUSE、CentOS 中的 Shell 前端软件包管理器。基於 RPM 包管理,能够从指定的服务器自动下载 RPM 包并且安装,可以自动处理依赖性关系,并且一次安装所有依赖的软件包,无须繁琐地一次次下载、安装。

The Fedora Project community mourns the loss of Seth Vidal

Seth was a lead developer of yum and the update repository system, and a contributor to the CentOS project as well as the original Fedora Extras system. He worked tirelessly on the infrastructure for the Fedora Project to make all systems work well and consistently for our contributors around the world. He was a gifted speaker, a brilliant thinker, a clever wit, a humble and genuinely funny person, and a good friend.

The Fedora community owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Seth's dedication to Fedora and other free software projects, his commitment to community values, and his passion for excellence in his work. To say he will be missed is an understatement. He has been a colleague, a team member, a source of wisdom and advice, and above all, a friend and inspiration to countless people in the Fedora community over the past decade. His seminal and invaluable work in Fedora and free software will live on for years to come, and the legacy of his spirit will stay with the community, and with many of us individually, forever.

Our thoughts are with his partner Eunice, the rest of his family, and Seth's many friends and coworkers.  

I know that many members of the Fedora community will want to personally share their condolences. We'll provide further information as soon as it is available.

Robyn Bergeron

Fedora Project Leader