Yes, it should, but it currently isn't. Thank you for the heads up.
Akeeba Backup was the first extension I migrated to the native Joomla 4 API back in April. I had started working on it before Joomla reached Release Candidate. I had made a note to revisit whether the console plugin should be automatically enabled because at that time I was unsure about how Joomla would be going about it (would it use plugins or provide a direct integration with the component the way e.g. WordPress and WP-CLI do).
The answer is, Joomla requires a plugin to be published. I will add that to the list of auto–enabled plugins upon new installation. Your existing installations won't have the plugin auto–published; you will need to publish it yourself (the automatic publishing only takes place on new installations, not updates).
Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos
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