Prompt what package to install when it is missing
jeremy at lavergne.gotdns.org
Fri Nov 11 14:28:00 PST 2011
> Today, that's what we're after. Other days, we're after
Command-Not-Found is a python package:
It can pull down a new list of files (scan data) in case you want it to be a separate step within sync/selfupdate:
The scan data looks to simply have a 4-tuple of data: architecture, component, package, binaries. We really only need the last two but could make use of architecture as well.
As Scott pointed out, we simply need to dump a list of programs into this scan data and we're pretty much set. Add in a clause to check that command-not-found is installed, and then bash can automatically scan the file list for packages that provide the missing binary.
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