Description of problem:
Fedora Docker container images contain the following in /etc/dnf/dnf.conf (among others):
Which results in smaller images because docs aren't installed, which is fine in most cases.. But it seems it's impossible to actually install the docs when one actually wants/needs them for some packages..
So this doesn't work:
dnf reinstall git-core-doc --setopt='tsflags='
I also tried this variant, doesn't work either:
dnf --setopt='tsflags=' reinstall git-core-doc
Only way to get the docs installed is to first remove the tsflags=nodocs line from /etc/dnf/dnf.conf and *then* reinstall the rpms.
For some reason dnf commandline options aren't respected and overriding options set in dnf.conf.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add "tsflags=nodocs" to /etc/dnf/dnf.conf
2. Try to install rpm with docs included: dnf reinstall git-core-doc --setopt='tsflags='
docs aren't installed by dnf/rpm, setopt tsflags doesn't seem to override /etc/dnf/dnf.conf settings
dnf commandline options should override dnf.conf values and docs should be installed when requested from dnf commandline.
The --setopt option *appends* to the list of flags that set in configuration.
There is really no way how to disable a flag this way.
DNF team doesn't want to change existing behavior.
This is not how it works in yum/centos7.
It allows config to be changed by using --setopt='tsflags='.
Why is dnf behaviour different?
Good point about YUM compatibility.
We'll look into this.
I created a patch that should solve the issue (https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/998).
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