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Re: Experiment: an RPM that shows uninstalled apps in main menu



On Jan 21, 2008 10:48 AM, Denis Leroy <denis poolshark org> wrote:
> > For instance, user knows (from a friend or random webpage) that the
> > program foo is neat, and tries to start it:
> >  > foo
> >  > Command not found: foo
> >  > This program is available for Fedora but is not currently installed.
> >  > To install this program type (as root): yum install FooPackage
>
> That'd be nice to have also, and i think is fairly orthogonal to the
> fedora-apps RPM idea. After all this targets terminal users, while the
> uninstalled icons target all users, especially those that never use a
> terminal app (i.e. those for whom the only way to install additional
> software is with the 'Add/Remove Software' menu entry, aka pirut).


this particular idea was discussed thoroughly a few months ago. I
think it died when the consensus became that it may break apps/scripts
that rely on command not being found if the command really doesn't
exist.

For the sake of the success of the original idea, lets separate out
this new one.

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