Bug 1226663 - dnf bash completion: show version of packages
Summary: dnf bash completion: show version of packages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf
Version: 22
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: rpm-software-management
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-05-31 15:12 UTC by Kostya Vasilyev
Modified: 2016-07-19 14:25 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-07-19 14:25:08 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Kostya Vasilyev 2015-05-31 15:12:02 UTC
Description of problem:

This is a suggestion, just not sure where / how to file them, sorry.

yum autocomplete (bash) allowed me to choose a particular version number of an installed component, when multiple existed.

For example, after installing a new kernel, I could easily uninstall the oldest one (I keep two active at a time) with:

$ sudo yum remove kernel-core<TAB>

Here I would see the list of all kernel-core packages by version number, and then easily select one version for removal:

kernel-core-3.19.7-200.fc22.x86_64 (whatever)

With dnf, I get this when there are multiple versions, just the package name itself, no version numbers.

$ sudo yum kernel-core<TAB>


I know that dnf here would uninstall all versions of the component, and this may be a very good use case, but... Selecting a specific version for uninstalling and keeping all others has become a bit less convenient.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Always, just how it's implemented I guess.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure that there is a package with installed multiple versions, e.g. kernel-core
2. Type "sudo dnf remove {package name}"
3. Hit <TAB>

Actual results:

One autocomplete suggestion:


Expected results:

Each version of the package, as its own separate autocomplete text item, to select from:


Comment 1 Honza Silhan 2015-07-24 09:22:48 UTC
Hi Igor, do you think this feature could be handy and be possible to implement?

Comment 3 Otso Rajala 2015-09-23 18:10:52 UTC
I assume this feature was added mid F22 cycle and it is broken. 
For example, typing...
dnf install vim-X<tab> 
...autocompletes to dnf install vim-X11-2\:7.4.

I assume the intention was to first tabcomplete to vim-X11 and *then* on second tab to show possible versions as per original post. Right now, this is very annoying, as it also doesn't tabcomplete further from above in case only one version is available. 

dnf --version 1.1.1 
rpm --version

Comment 4 Mike McCune 2016-03-28 23:15:27 UTC
This bug was accidentally moved from POST to MODIFIED via an error in automation, please see mmccune@redhat.com with any questions

Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-07-08 09:28:03 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 14:25:08 UTC
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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