[packagekit] PackageKit & Debian, Was: External dependencies, DeviceKit-power and GNOME Power Manager
Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett
dmacvicar at suse.de
Thu Nov 27 00:53:59 PST 2008
Martin Pitt wrote:
> For debconf, with using dpkg, -ish. You download it, and run the
> .config script separately. Or you first only unpack it, and configure
> the package afterwards. Either way, .config is a real (shell) script,
> and can thus decide whether it needs to ask a question with
> arbitrarily complex code, so statically deciding which question is
> shown doesn't work.
Ok, so introducing the concept of configured packages is ok, the problem
is that the debconf scripts are not designed for gui and ask data
however they like. If they had a standard way to ask data, then that
program could be replaced by a packagekit one.
What do GUI apps do? start a terminal with the script?!
More information about the PackageKit