How to force Fedora command-line to give me proposals for installation of package when a missing command is typed?

Now when I type git the command-line tells me :

-bash: git: command not found

Before it gave me proposal (something like this):

Command not found. Install package 'git' to provide command 'git'? [N/y]

I made a clean installation of Fedora 24 and obviously this feature is missing. I tried to dnf install command-not-found but it couldn't find the package. What should I do to bring this feature back?


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You have to install PackageKit-command-not-found package:

dnf install PackageKit-command-not-found

It is fine to check its config /etc/PackageKit/CommandNotFound.conf for some details (it's well documented), but default config should be enough.

  • Yes, this is exactly what I wanted. After installation it's necessary to log off and then to log on to activate the proposals.
    – DoNot
    Aug 10, 2016 at 8:02

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