[packagekit] Packagekit and Ubuntu
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Wed Sep 16 09:33:49 PDT 2009
2009/9/16 Matthias Klumpp <matthias at nlinux.org>:
> A lot more important is the problem how to handle other dialogs, what
> Daniel Nicoletti mentioned before. E.g. MySQL needs a root-password while
> installing and some other packages ask the user to restart some system
> daemons. (And if modified a configfile should be overwritten with a newer
> version there's also a user request)
You've got to ask yourself, how many end users are going to be
installing MySQL using PackageKit GUI tools?
Take a look at these users: http://www.packagekit.org/pk-profiles.html
How many of them are going to know:
1. What a daemon is
2. What the consequences of restarting samba are
> Those questions require immediate action by the user and cannot be stored
Isn't there a default answer that could be used?
> P.S: It would be great if PackageKit would print the errors thrown by the
> backend in the error-log too. I think this is what Debian maintainers
> criticize about PackageKit.
Sure, we can do that. Which error log are you referring to,
PackageKit.log or the transaction db?
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