[packagekit] update cache on packagekit-gnome

Daniel Hernandez Bahr dbahr at uci.cu
Tue Nov 9 13:55:10 PST 2010

Well, you see: long story short:

I'm trying to leave Synaptic behind, but SoftwarePropertiesGtk depends
on Synaptic for updating the cache, so i would like to modify
SoftwarePropertiesGtk to something else instead. I thought of using
'pkcon refresh' or 'apt-get update', but there would be no feedback to
the user (in a graphical way, if you know what I mean). 

I'm thinking on maybe programming a small app only in charge of
refreshing the package list that would only be invoked in this case.

Best regards,

D.H. Bahr

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [packagekit] update cache on packagekit-gnome
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 20:51:29 +0000

On 9 November 2010 19:51, Daniel Hernandez Bahr <dbahr at uci.cu> wrote:
> I was wondering if there is a way of invoking PackageKit Gnome so that it
> would only (or at least first of all) update the cache?  Perhaps something
> like 'gpk-application --refresh-package-list'...

No, but you can use the command line:

pkcon refresh

Is there any reason you want to manually refresh the cache?

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