The “Install package X” prompt is really annoying since I miss type a lot I figured that it is provide by the
/etc/profile.d/PackageKit.sh. I know I can delete it, but when the next release comes it will be back, so I want to know if I can somehow remove/disable it permanently.
I was thinking that I could rewrite my user
.bashrc to not load it, but then I would have to basically rewrite the whole system
bashrc which could change on new release, so that again seems pointless.
Another idea that I had is to just not source the system
bashrc but that seems potentially stupid
Hi @broccoli , welcome to the community. Please take a look at the introductory posts in the #start-here category if you’ve not had a chance yet.
This function is provided by the
PackageKit-command-not-found package, so you can uninstall that:
sudo dnf remove PackageKit-command-not-found
Thank you! It didn’t even occur to me that it could be a package since it’s just a script
You can find what package a file belongs to using
rpm (for packages installed on your system), and using
dnf for packages in the repositories:
# I don't have PackageKit-command-not-found installed, so a different file:
$ rpm -qf /etc/profile.d/flatpak.sh
$ sudo dnf whatprovides '/etc/profile.d/PackageKit.sh'
PackageKit-command-not-found-1.2.5-1.fc36.x86_64 : Ask the user to install command line programs automatically
Repo : fedora
Filename : /etc/profile.d/PackageKit.sh
Now that I think of it, you can even remove the file directly with
dnf and it will figure out the package to remove:
sudo dnf remove /etc/profile.d/PackageKit.sh
$ sudo dnf remove /etc/profile.d/flatpak.sh
Package Architecture Version Repository Size
flatpak x86_64 1.12.7-5.fc36 @updates 5.4 M
Removing dependent packages:
fedora-flathub-remote noarch 1-2.fc36 @fedora 5.9 k
gnome-software x86_64 42.4-1.fc36 @updates 8.1 M
Removing unused dependencies:
appstream x86_64 0.15.2-1.fc36 @updates-testing 2.7 M
appstream-data noarch 36-3.fc36 @updates-testing 13 M
fwupd x86_64 1.8.3-1.fc36 @updates 8.1 M
fwupd-efi x86_64 1.3-1.fc36 @updates-testing 153 k
fwupd-plugin-flashrom x86_64 1.8.3-1.fc36 @updates 36 k
fwupd-plugin-modem-manager x86_64 1.8.3-1.fc36 @updates 134 k
fwupd-plugin-uefi-capsule-data x86_64 1.8.3-1.fc36 @updates 2.2 M
libxmlb x86_64 0.3.9-1.fc36 @updates-testing 293 k
Remove 11 Packages
Freed space: 40 M
Is this ok [y/N]:
I had no idea you could do this. I’ve always nested it like
dnf remove $(rpm -qf /path/to/file).
The “specifying packages” section of
man dnf is worth taking a look at. My understanding is that one can use “capabilities” with dnf, which include files provided by packages, provides, and of course the package names etc.