Bug 1212693 - dnf does not consistently exit immediately when an invalid option is given
dnf does not consistently exit immediately when an invalid option is given
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Mráka
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Reopened, Triaged
: 1233845 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2015-04-17 02:31 EDT by James Patterson
Modified: 2016-10-04 15:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-07-22 05:33:13 EDT
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Description James Patterson 2015-04-17 02:31:38 EDT
Description of problem:
dnf should exit immediately if an option is given that does not exist.

This does the right thing:
# dnf -a
as does this:
# dnf -a upgrade

This does not work:
# dnf upgrade -a
Using metadata from Wed Apr 15 14:35:15 2015
No match for argument: -a
Error: No packages marked for upgrade.
nor does this:
# dnf list -z

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Comment 1 Radek Holy 2015-04-17 06:10:14 EDT
Hello, thank you for the report.

Actually, this is something that you should expect because according to the man pages, the synopsis is "dnf [options] <command> [<args>...]". So, anything passed after a "<command>" should be handled as an argument of the command.

So, if we are going to officially support putting global options after the "<command>", we should document it as well.
Comment 2 James Patterson 2015-04-17 06:18:24 EDT
Yes I understand that, but if an invalid option is passed, you want dnf to exit.
Comment 3 Radek Holy 2015-06-22 03:22:30 EDT
*** Bug 1233845 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Davide Repetto 2015-06-22 04:11:51 EDT
(In reply to James Patterson from comment #2)
> Yes I understand that, but if an invalid option is passed, you want dnf to
> exit.

Which is basically what every other Linux program does. Including yum BTW.
Comment 5 Honza Silhan 2015-07-22 05:14:08 EDT
Will be fixed along with argparsing DNF refactoring.
Comment 6 Davide Repetto 2015-10-09 10:28:53 EDT
Any idea of the time frame?
Comment 7 Michael Mráka 2016-05-26 03:22:39 EDT
Fixed as a part of DNF 2.0 argument parser rewrite
Comment 8 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 09:45:25 EDT
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.
Comment 9 Igor Gnatenko 2016-07-22 05:33:13 EDT
as Michael said.

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