[packagekit] Apt backend

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 13:17:00 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 21:31 +0200, Ali Sabil wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have been playing around with PackageKit since it looks like a
> pretty cool thing to have fun with, and since I am running an debian
> based distro, I wanted to improve the apt backend. However, I was not
> really very sure about why the old backend did duplicate the cache
> into a sqlite database, so I ended up writing a new backend, which is
> similar to the current yum and conary backends (based on python
> helpers).
> If anyone is interested in this new backend, I have hosted a git
> branch here: git://people.freedesktop.org/~asabil/packagekit
> All comments/suggestions/flames are welcome ;)

I can't test this - I don't do apt - but it certainly looks very clean.
What about moving the old apt backend to apt.old and checking this to
the packagekit.org server?

Ali, can you send me your public ssh key and chosen username offlist,
and I'll give you commit on the development server.


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