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Description of problem:
up2date allows a user to install a package on the console and resolve
dependencies on the fly by specifying a package name after the up2date command.
RHN online already duplicates the functionality (somewhat) by allowing them to
install packages by selecting them in their profile.
up2date should give the user the ability to select one of two modes of operation:
1. standard "up2date" mode - check system for updates
2. install a new package from RHN
If the user selects the second option, they provide the package name or a part
of the package name. RHN receives the query and provides a list of the packages
that satisfy/match the query. The user selects which packages to install to
their system - RHN asks user if they wish to continue install the package (and
any dependencies that the package has).
Many newsgroups which answer questions with regard to missing packages refer to
rpmfind.net - installing non-Red Hat packages deviate from a "Red Hat-only"
system, and could cause compatibility issues that often get raised due to the
users lack of understanding that an RPM is not necessarily a Red Hat RPM. But,
having the user get their RPMs in one spot (the Red Hat Network) and making it
easy for them should increase adoption of RHN.
The RFE I filed for Bug 78608 would also be a great feature to have.
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A version of this should be in 3.1.5 depending on some ui discussions
(still not real sure if it should always show this screen, or
only via a commandline options, or whatever...)
Basically at the moment, there is an extra screen that shows you
all the packages available that are not currently installed, and
allows you to pick them to be installed.
marking this as modified, for qa to take a look at
With up2date-3.1.15-7, there's a "--show-package-dialog" option which will allow
for selection from a list of packages which aren't installed on the system.