[packagekit] How to get an install time of package?
mvyskocil at suse.cz
Fri Mar 20 02:09:44 PDT 2009
is there any way how to get an install time of package using PackageKit? Rpm
has an INSTALLTIME tag, but I'd like to use PackageKit. I read the
documentation, but it seems PackageKit does not provide it.
Why I'm asking. We are looking forward how to implement something like
Debian's Popularity Contest  for openSUSE. We had an opened Feature 
about that and investigated how to implement it.
The first thinking was just get a Debian implementation, sed 's/dpkg/rpm' and
everything would be done. But even if dpkg call is relative cheap, the rpm
opens and closes a transaction, so run of the popcon client on rpm system is
So my colleague implemented a new client called popcorn , which produces a
same output as Debian script, but uses a python rpm module, so all queries are
done in one transaction, which is much faster than calling rpm binary.
But it would be nice to make popcorn usable on every Linux distribution (and
I've found some notices about popularity contest in appinstall archive 
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