[packagekit] Ruck, an old-new alternative command line interface for PackageKit

Aidan Skinner aidan at skinner.me.uk
Sun Dec 14 16:13:09 PST 2008


I've pushed a port of rum (http://code.google.com/p/rum) to PackageKit.
Rum's a port of rug (the Red Carpet command line client) to yum, and
ruck is the same thing but it speaks to package kit. 

It's written in python and is easy to extend (you can drop new commands
into a directory and it will pick them up). 

Basic functionality works, it should be able to list installed packages
(ruck pa), list updates (ruck lu) and update the system (ruck up). A few
things (repo management, installation, search) are currently broken but
should be easily fixed. A few other things (package locks) are currently
unimplemented, and there's still some yum-isms kicking around that
should be excised. 

- Aidan (who likes parentheses)
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