PackageKit vice shell

JB jb.1234abcd at
Sun Oct 16 18:00:44 UTC 2011


this is what PackageKit does to shell:

$ dmesh --help
  pk-command-not-found [OPTION...]

PackageKit Command Not Found

Help Options:
  -h, --help       Show help options

# yum remove PackageKit-command-not-found
  PackageKit-command-not-found.i686 0:0.6.12-4.fc14


$ dmesh --help
bash: /usr/libexec/pk-command-not-found: No such file or directory
Note: exiting and restarting terminal will fix this one.

This is not a bug, this is a misfeature of PackageKit, it should not be in
it in the first place.
It has been discussed on the list at time of F13 and rejected by users.
I have reported it to PackageKit devs a year ago.

There is a good UNIX tradition and principle - one utility, one function.
Let PackageKit do package management.
Let shell utility do command language interpretation (command line, etc).


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