[packagekit] Storing meta-information in files

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 07:28:23 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-07 at 15:16 +0200, Tom Parker wrote:
> Richard Hughes wrote:
> > * Is this sane? Is it even useful?
> How useful is this if most of the packages just say "dunno" (due to 
> native tools installing instead)? What do people use this information 
> for, and does having only partial information screw with those uses or
> not?


I log in and see a new icon on the menu "GAIM"

I go into the package system and click on the GAIM icon and it says:

Installed yesterday 13:45:56 by Bill Foreman [bforman]

Then I know that it was my flatmate that installed it and not some
random spyware thing. It's not high on my priority list, but it could be
a good idea. We can also store some of the other metadata stuff cached
from mugshot (popularity etc) that we can't get from the backend.


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