[packagekit] RFC - easy install/remove
peter79nash at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 7 10:12:51 PST 2008
well this is something a lot of people say "I don't think it should be up to (the software in question) to solve it."
But the real problem is that it is this very issue that is keeping me (and a think other new users) to migrate from Windows to Linux... Managing software in Linux ain't as easy as in Win... it should be as easy... instead of having to know which packages to remove... user should only have to select the application he wants to remove and all the packages related to that application (that ain't needed anymore) should be gone...
I think PackageKit would be the "Man" to solve this...
Anyone know if dpkg or rpm handle this yet?
(not a clue about this...)
----- Original Message ----
From: Ken VanDine <ken at vandine.org>
To: PackageKit users and developers list <packagekit at lists.freedesktop.org>
Sent: Friday, November 7, 2008 5:55:54 PM
Subject: Re: [packagekit] RFC - easy install/remove
The idea of meta packages is certainly cool, but I don't think it
should be up to PackageKit to solve it. This should really be handled
by the package manager. I know conary already has the ability to do
this. Anyone know if dpkg or rpm handle this yet?
On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Peter Nash <peter79nash at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello, I have an idea...
> what about the possibility to group the packages installed whit a meta
> this packages could be grouped and showed only as one application, which
> could be removed as easy as any other package (this would require to check
> if the packages/libraries were not used by any other application/package).
> In another words it would allow to do the inverse of the package catalog
> (1-click install)...
> for new users to linux (like me) this would be perfect...
> any comments?
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