Bug 729159 - need /dev/tty to ask user "Install package?" when command not found
Summary: need /dev/tty to ask user "Install package?" when command not found
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PackageKit
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-08 21:29 UTC by John Reiser
Modified: 2013-02-13 21:36 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 21:36:43 UTC

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Description John Reiser 2011-08-08 21:29:24 UTC
Description of problem: /usr/libexec/pk-command-not-found does not reset its stdout and stdin before asking the interactive user if it should Install a package to provide a command that was not found.  When stdout was redirected, then the process appears to hang with for no reason.  The user gets no clue whether the system is just slow, or what.

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

How reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. From an interactive shell, re-direct stdout when attempting to invoke a command which is not found.
Actual results:
"bash: readelf: command not found..." and then the process appears to hang.  Actually, the process wrote a question to the re-directed output file, and is waiting on stdin for an answer; but this is not obvious to the user.

Expected results: Question "Install package 'binutils' to provide command 'readelf'? [N/y]" appears on /dev/tty, and response is read from /dev/tty.

Additional info:

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