[packagekit] PackageKit Apt backend

Tom Parker palfrey at tevp.net
Wed Oct 17 10:03:26 PDT 2007

On 17/10/2007, Sebastian Heinlein <glatzor at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> The time output running the whole python script:

Hmm.... good catch. I'm looking around and trying to figure out what
took me so long before (use of apt vs. apt_pkg?), and it looks like we
may be able to move to more-or-less full python for the apt backend,
without the sqlite cache or any other complexities (which also makes
building the other missing features much easier)

(I'm blaming this on a lack of documentation with the python apt
bindings.... that, or my own stupid fault)

> There is no need to reinvent the whell. Take a look at
> apt.cache.Cache._depcache.DelCount after marking your changes.

Major justification behind reinventing the wheel was the slowness of
the python-apt bindings. Oh, and if you can find a smart way to
install a *particular* version of a package with python-apt, I'd love
to hear it.

> > > Furthermore we are going to discuss the implementation of PackageKit at
> > > our next UDS in Boston:
> > >
> > > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackageKit
> >
> > Funky. I'm currently resident in the Netherlands, so I can't be along
> > for that [...]
> I think that there will be a way to attend the session using VoIP.

Others on here might be interested in the thoughts coming out of that?


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