[packagekit] System installer integration?

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 08:34:00 PDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 17:29 +0200, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> As the installer is really demon-less, the easiest solution that comes
> to mind would be writing an abstraction layer to load and call into
> the backends directly (we don't need queue support and parallel calls
> while installing).

Ohh, you really need the daemon. The daemon takes care of any insanity
of the backends, and also lets you use DBUS, spawned executables or
threads. Without the daemon it becomes very messy.

> One missing API call would be to set the install-root and bootstrap a
> fresh system there (rpm --initdb in case of rpm).

That's a scary API call! :-)


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