Package not found support in Fedora 12

I’ve been a long time reader of arstechnica, and really dig their technology reviews. I just came across their Ars takes a first look under the hood of Fedora 12 article, and was stoked when I read the following:

“PackageKit, the package management framework, has also received some intriguing enhancements in Fedora 12. A new customization for the bash shell will detect when the user attempts to run a command from a package that is not installed and will offer to automatically install the package. This is not fully integrated yet, but users who want to test it can install the Packagekit-command-not-found package.”

I am rather stoked that the Fedora developers decided to implement this! Killer job arstechnica on the article, and my sincere thanks goes out to the Fedora developers for implementing this!

3 thoughts on “Package not found support in Fedora 12”

  1. You realize Ubuntu has had this for eons, right Matty?

    Fedora took their idea, polished it up, and made it more upstream worthy. Redhat did the same thing for an out of tree Ubuntu kernel patch for sending core files to a userspace process. They did this for apport and now Fedora has something equivalent. Even better, that patch is now in the upstream kernel.

  2. In that case, it’s about time Ubuntu contributed something to the Linux community at large! ;-)

    I kid, but it is a little ironic to harp on Fedora for taking from Ubuntu….

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