[packagekit] Not proposing gnome-packagekit for 2.28

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 02:01:12 PST 2009

2009/11/4 Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <pochu at ubuntu.com>:
> I was going to ask about the debconf support in PackageKit, but I just found [1]
> which seems to suggest it's being fixed. Is that right? Will any Debian policy
> compliant package work fine with PackageKit? I guess the solution is not KDE/Qt
> specific. If so that's good news.

Yes, it's being fixed. Debconf support is being implemented
out-of-band from a PackageKit transaction, with PK only giving
recommendations about when to work unattended and that sort of thing.
It's not close to being ready just yet, but there are are a couple of
people working on it right now. Packages that need a tty (and don't
use debconf) will never be supported, and currently fail with
PACKAGE_NOT_SUPPORTED. The implementation is fairly debconf specific
at this stage, although the PK bits are obviously backend neutral.


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