Bug 1266780 - RFE: port "show-installed" plugin
RFE: port "show-installed" plugin
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf-plugins-extras (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Marek Blaha
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: FutureFeature, Reopened, Triaged
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Reported: 2015-09-27 15:27 EDT by d. johnson
Modified: 2017-12-07 19:05 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-12-12 14:21:05 EST
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"rpm -qa" output for compare (16.66 KB, text/plain)
2015-12-12 19:06 EST, d. johnson
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"show-installed" output for compare. (520 bytes, text/plain)
2015-12-12 19:07 EST, d. johnson
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Description d. johnson 2015-09-27 15:27:06 EDT
Description of problem:

DNF has no replacement for "show-installed -f kickstart"

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "show-installed -f kickstart -o /tmp/installed.txt" to produce a list of high level deps you could use with "dnf kickstart"
2. there is no dnf version of this tool.

Actual results:


Expected results:

a viable text file to use with 'dnf kickstart' or inside an anaconda kickstart file's %package list.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Honza Silhan 2015-10-13 09:18:23 EDT
`dnf repoquery --installed > /tmp/installed.txt` is not enough? Do you really need that file minimal?
Comment 2 d. johnson 2015-10-13 23:27:07 EDT
please run rhel7 or something old enough that still has show-installed.

The output is incredibly useful.

on dnf based systems, this output is simply unavailable.  it is NOT the same thing as 'rpm -qa' at all. 'dnf repoquery --installed' is the longer wait version of simply 'rpm -qa'.  It does not show groups.  It does not actually help create a useful and easy to read kickstart file.

See for example, https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/spin-kickstarts.git/tree/fedora-workstation-packages.ks
Comment 3 Igor Gnatenko 2015-12-12 14:21:05 EST
Please provide exactly what do you expecting.
Comment 4 d. johnson 2015-12-12 14:31:27 EST
Easy.  I'm expecting output exactly like the spins already use.

For example:


This does not simply run 'rpm -qa' or 'dnf repoquery -installed', it lists the smallest number of lines that a kickstart would use to reproduce the same installation.
Comment 5 Igor Gnatenko 2015-12-12 14:36:18 EST
Show exact output of both commands and provide what you are expecting. Not just link and few words.
Comment 6 d. johnson 2015-12-12 19:06 EST
Created attachment 1105212 [details]
"rpm -qa" output for compare
Comment 7 d. johnson 2015-12-12 19:07 EST
Created attachment 1105213 [details]
"show-installed" output for compare.
Comment 8 d. johnson 2015-12-12 19:09:31 EST
This attached output is from a simple bootup, and run both the commands in question.  

You can see that one file is very concise and easy to read, with only top-level deps listed.  

The other file is every single package installed, without regard to any dep-tree.
Comment 9 Igor Gnatenko 2015-12-13 04:11:36 EST
ok, makes sense, but i dont have time to implement it now.
Comment 10 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-07-21 08:40:28 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

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