Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1297058
RFE: Please add a means of loading and using plugins to the dnf API
Last modified: 2016-06-25 18:50:17 EDT
Description of problem:
Currently plugins are only used when dnf is run through the CLI command, and there is no documented way to load or run plugins from python code. A means of using plugins from non-CLI code is necessary in order for plugins, in particular langpacks, to be used during anaconda installs.
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So far we put the shared code of plugins into dnfpluginscorelib.
Isn't that more for code used by plugins? I'm not trying to write a plugin. I want to use existing plugins. As far as I can tell, the various calls to base.plugins.* in dnf/cli/cli.py and dnf/cli/main.py are what need to happen, but base.plugins and conf.plugins are not part of the API, and I have been having trouble figuring out what needs to happen where in anaconda since these methods are not documented.
Is there any plugin aside from langpacks you would like to call from Python API?
(In reply to Jan Silhan from comment #3)
> Is there any plugin aside from langpacks you would like to call from Python
In Fedora, no. In RHEL, once everything gets to that point, probably. This could also be relevant to creators of spins and remixes, since yum was able to modify the packaging behavior (for all use cases) by including plugins.
This report was about Anaconda supporting langpacks in DNF backend. The new guideline for langpacks using rich and weak dependencies of RPM will be effective soon  and Anaconda has the support already .
When another use case come up, feel free to reopen.