Bug 84674 - pkcon install appname hecks first for local filename
Summary: pkcon install appname hecks first for local filename
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2014-10-04 22:21 UTC by Dominique Leuenberger
Modified: 2018-08-21 15:52 UTC (History)
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Description Dominique Leuenberger 2014-10-04 22:21:32 UTC
As I'm often working with package building, a lot of my directories are called according the package names.

I just happened to run into the case where:

> pkcon install arista
Command failed: Expected package name, actually got file. Try using 'pkcon install-local arista' instead.

This simply due to the fact that I happened to be in a directory where a child 'arista' existed.

Maybe that error message / check for file should only happen if the catalog did not return anything... otherwise, assume the user was smarter :)

This was with PK 1.0.0
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2018-08-21 15:52:34 UTC
We moved the upstream bugtracker to GitHub a long time ago. If this issue still affects you please re-create the issue here: https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/issues
Sorry for the impersonal message, and fingers crossed your issue no longer happens. Thanks.

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