Poll: How users use DNF

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Dec 10 18:03:22 UTC 2014

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 06:04:00AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Przemek Klosowski wrote:
> > I have mixed feelings for the typo correction/suggestions for arguments
> > providing package names: I am glad they are case-insensitive because
> > case conventions in package names are all over the place. On the other
> > hand I am concerned about possible mistakes (I want to 'install foo' but
> > mistype it as 'boo' and end up installing 'bugaboo').
> Indeed, autocorrection should never be done without confirmation (and in 
> non-interactive mode ("dnf -y"), it should probably just fail). It's just 
> too likely to accidentally give the wrong answer.

There should definitely be the equivalent of 'dnf --do-exactly-what-i-say'
so that we can use it from scripts and programs.

Also (as yum is not careful about this):

 - Always send errors to stderr and ordinary output to stdout

 - Return a non-zero exit code on failure

 - Make sure ^C works


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