[packagekit] packagekit Debian backend has issues.

Daniel Nicoletti daniel_nic85 at yahoo.com.br
Fri Oct 7 06:53:50 PDT 2011

First of all are you using aptcc backend?

If so please keep in mind that we don't do magic,
the gui filter only filters by the package section.
Not showing a browser simply means that the package name
and details didn't had the browser keyword.
Daniel Nicoletti - KDE Developer
When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes;
all he expected from his power comes to nothing. Prov. 11:7

>De: dE . <de.techno at gmail.com>
>Para: packagekit at lists.freedesktop.org
>Enviadas: Sexta-feira, 7 de Outubro de 2011 10:14
>Assunto: [packagekit] packagekit Debian backend has issues.
>I was looking forward twards a simple graphical package manager for the very end user (Mac/Win migrants), since Ubuntu's software center isn't available, I decided to use package kit.
>It appears that the Debian frontend of packagekit isn't at the right state, the search results were very wrong using the GTK frontend. I used pkcon to get some sample output -
>Search string -- pkcon --filter=gui search details browser
>Available       alevt-1:1.6.2-4.amd64                       X11 Teletext/Videotext browser
>Available       awn-applets-python-core-0.4.0-4.all         A collection of applets for Awn, written in python
>Installed       banshee-extension-liveradio-2.2.0-1.all     LiveRadio extension for Banshee
>Available       betaradio-1.3-1.amd64                       Internet radio of Taiwan
>Available       cairo-dock-quick-browser-plugin-2.3.0~3-2.amd64    Cairo-dock - Quick browser plug-in
>Available       comix-4.0.4-1.all                           GTK Comic Book Viewer
>Installed       deskbar-applet-2.32.0-1+b2.amd64            universal search and navigation bar for GNOME
>Available       epiphany-browser-3.0.4-1.amd64              Intuitive GNOME web browser
>Available       epiphany-browser-data-3.0.4-1.all           Data files for the GNOME web browser
>Available       epiphany-extensions-3.0.0-3.amd64           Extensions for Epiphany web browser
>Available       file-browser-applet-0.6.6-1.amd64           browse and open files on your computer from the GNOME panel
>Available       fsviewer-0.2.5-6.1.amd64                    A NeXT FileViewer lookalike
>Available       fsviewer-icons-1.0-5.all                    icons for fsviewer to make it look more like the NeXT FileViewer
>Available       geeqie-1:1.0-9.amd64                        image viewer using GTK+
>Available       geeqie-common-1:1.0-9.all                   data files for Geeqie
>Available       geeqie-gps-1:1.0-9.amd64                    image viewer using GTK+ (with support for GPS maps)
>Available       gimp-2.6.11-3+b2.amd64                      The GNU Image Manipulation Program
>Installed       gnome-core-1:2.30+11.amd64                  The GNOME Desktop Environment -- essential components
>Available       googlizer-0.3-3.amd64                       utility to search Google via your GNOME menu/panel
>Installed       gthumb-3:2.13.1-1.amd64                     an image viewer and browser
>Installed       gthumb-data-3:2.13.1-1.all                  an image viewer and browser - arch-independent files
>Available       gtkcookie-0.4-5.amd64                       editor for cookie files
>Installed       gucharmap-1:3.0.1-1.amd64                   Unicode character picker and font browser
>Available       kcheckgmail-0.6.0-1+b1.amd64                A Gmail notifier-like notifier for KDE
>Available       kde-plasma-desktop-5:70.amd64               KDE Plasma Desktop and minimal set of applications
>Available       kde-plasma-netbook-5:70.amd64               KDE Plasma Netbook and minimal set of applications
>Available       kdevelop-4:4.2.2-1.amd64                    integrated development environment for KDE
>Available       kdevelop-data-4:4.2.2-1.all                 data files for the KDevelop IDE
>Available       kdevelop-dev-4:4.2.2-1.amd64                development files for the KDevelop IDE
>Available       klipper-4:4.6.5-3.amd64                     clipboard manager
>Available       kpartsplugin-20110606-1.amd64               Netscape-compatible plugin to embed KDE file-viewers into browser
>Available       libgd-tools-2.0.36~rc1~dfsg-5.1+b1.amd64    GD command line tools and example code
>Available       libgdl-1-common-2.30.1-1.all                GNOME DevTool libraries - common files
>Available       libgdl-3-common-3.0.2-1.all                 GNOME DevTool libraries - common files
>Available       mythbrowser-0.24.1+fixes20110725-0.0.amd64    Small web browser module for MythTV
>Available       mythnetvision-0.24.1+fixes20110725-0.0.amd64    Plugin for watching internet content
>Available       mythnetvision-data-0.24.1+fixes20110725-0.0.all    Plugin for watching internet content
>Available       mythweb-0.24+fixes20110507-0.0.all          An integrated web browser plugin for your MythTV system
>Available       nitrogen-1.5.1-1.amd64                      wallpaper browser and changing utility for X
>Available       partlibrary-                 Electrical and processing parts and symbols for QCad 2
>Available       password-gorilla-              cross-platform password manager
>Available       photon-0.4.6-3.all                          a static HTML gallery generator
>Available       rhythmbox-plugins-0.12.8-5+b1.amd64         plugins for rhythmbox music player
>Available       smb4k-0.10.10-1.amd64                       Samba (SMB) share advanced browser for KDE
>Available       sozi-11.07-1.all                            inkscape extension for creating animated presentations
>Available       sugar-browse-activity-0.84-108-10.all       web browsing activity for the Sugar graphical shell
>Available       sugar-browse-activity-0.86-120-1.all        web browsing activity for the Sugar graphical shell
>Available       telegnome-0.1.1-4.amd64                     A graphical teletext viewer
>Available       tkdesk-2.0-9.1.amd64                        Tk/tcl based X11 Desktop/File manager
>Available       ttb-1.0.1-3.all                             Browse teletekst (Dutch) on your computer
>Available       unixodbc-bin-2.3.0-1.amd64                  Graphical tools for ODBC management and browsing
>Available       x11-apps-7.6+5.amd64                        X applications
>Available       xemacs21-gnome-mule-21.4.22-3.1+b1.amd64    highly customizable text editor -- transitional package
>Available       xemacs21-gnome-mule-canna-wnn-21.4.22-3.1+b1.amd64    highly customizable text editor -- transitional package
>Available       xemacs21-gnome-nomule-21.4.22-3.1+b1.amd64    highly customizable text editor -- transitional package
>Available       xmotd-1.17.3b-5.amd64                       a message of the day browser for X
>Installed       yelp-2.30.1+webkit-1+b1.amd64               Help browser for GNOME
>Available       yelp-xsl-3.0.2-2.all                        XSL stylesheets for the yelp help browser
>The result doesn't contain a single relevant package that I was searching for -- a web browser or file browser. The graphical package filter appears to just modify the output randomly, for e.g. libgdl-1-common-2.30.1-1.all and libgdl-3-common-3.0.2-1.all are not graphical packages and dont even contain the browser keyword.
>epiphany-browser-data, geeqie-common, kdevelop-dev are not graphical packages.
>pkcon --filter=gui search details winff
>Gives no results, whereas there's a graphical package with the exact name.
>Query:pkcon --filter=gui search details convert
>Available       abr2gbr-1:1.0.2-2.amd64                     Converts PhotoShop brushes to GIMP
>Available       apng2gif-1.3-2.amd64                        convert APNG animated images to GIF files
>Available       autotrace-0.31.1-16.amd64                   bitmap to vector graphics converter
>Available       comix-4.0.4-1.all                           GTK Comic Book Viewer
>Available       convertall-0.4.2-1.all                      very flexible unit converter
>Available       darktable-0.9.2-1.amd64                     virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers
>Available       dcraw-8.99-1+b2.amd64                       decode raw digital camera images
>Available       dime-0.20030921-2.amd64                     DXF Import, Manipulation, and Export programs
>Available       ditaa-0.9+ds1-3.all                         convert ASCII diagrams into proper bitmap graphics
>Available       dot2tex-2.8.7+repack-1.all                  Graphviz to LaTeX converter
>Available       epub-utils-0.2.1-2.amd64                    tools to work with the EPub file format
>Available       fbi-2.07-7.amd64                            Linux frame buffer image viewer
>Installed       ffmpeg-5:0.8.4-0.1.amd64                    audio/video encoder, streaming server & audio/video file converter.
>Available       fig2sxd-0.20-1.amd64                        convert XFig files to OpenOffice.org format
>Available       figtoipe-20080517-1.amd64                   convert FIG files to XML files for ipe
>Available       flpsed-0.5.2-1.amd64                        a WYSIWYG pseudo PostScript editor
>Available       gif2png-2.5.4-2.amd64                       GIF -> PNG conversions
>Available       giftrans-1.12.2-16.amd64                    Convert any GIF file into a GIF89a
>Available       gimp-dimage-color-1.1.0-3.amd64             GIMP plugin to convert Minolta DiMAGE pictures to sRGB colour space
>Available       gimp-gmic-           GIMP plugin for GREYC's Magic Image Converter
>Available       gimp-plugin-registry-3.5.4-1+b1.amd64       repository of optional extensions for GIMP
>Available       gimp-ufraw-0.18-1.1.amd64                   gimp importer for raw camera images
>Available       gip-1.7.0-1-2.amd64                         IP calculator for GNOME desktop environment
>Available       gmic-                GREYC's Magic Image Converter
>Available       graphicsmagick-1.3.12-1.1.amd64             collection of image processing tools
>Available       gregorio-2.0-1.1.amd64                      command-line tool to typeset Gregorian chant
>Available       gxneur-0.12.0-1.amd64                       GTK+ frontend for xneur keyboard layout switcher
>Available       handbrake-cli-0.9.5-0.6.amd64               versatile DVD ripper and video transcoder (command line)
>Available       handbrake-gtk-0.9.5-0.6.amd64               versatile DVD ripper and video transcoder (GTK GUI)
>Available       hp2xx-3.4.4-8.amd64                         HPGL converter into some vector- and raster formats
>Installed       imagemagick-8:            image manipulation programs
>Available       inventor-clients-2.1.5-10-15.amd64          Open Inventor client programs
>Available       ipe-7.1.0-1.amd64                           drawing editor for creating figures in PDF or PS formats
>Available       isight-firmware-tools-1.5.93-1.amd64        tools for dealing with Apple iSight firmware
>Available       jp2a-1.0.6-3.1.amd64                        converts jpg images to ascii
>Available       kasumi-2.5-2.amd64                          Simple dictionary utility for Anthy
>Available       kdemultimedia-kio-plugins-4:4.6.5-3.amd64    transparent audio CD access for applications using the KDE Platform
>Available       keurocalc-1.1.0-1.amd64                     universal currency converter and calculator - binary package
>Available       keurocalc-data-1.1.0-1.all                  universal currency converter and calculator - data package
>Available       kid3-1.6-2.amd64                            KDE MP3 ID3 tag editor
>Available       kid3-qt-1.6-2.amd64                         Audio tag editor
>Available       kinput2-canna-3.1-10.2.amd64                An input server for X11 applications that want Japanese text input
>Available       kinput2-canna-wnn-3.1-10.2.amd64            An input server for X11 applications that want Japanese text input
>Available       kinput2-wnn-3.1-10.2.amd64                  An input server for X11 applications that want Japanese text input
>Available       kipi-plugins-1.9.0-2+b1.amd64               image manipulation/handling plugins for KIPI aware programs
>Available       libjpeg-progs-8c-2.amd64                    Programs for manipulating JPEG files
>Available       libpano13-bin-2.9.18+dfsg-3.amd64           panorama tools utilities
>Available       librsvg2-bin-2.34.0-1.amd64                 command-line and graphical viewers for SVG files
>Available       libtiff-tools-3.9.5-2.amd64                 TIFF manipulation and conversion tools
>Available       libwmf-bin-                Windows metafile conversion tools
>Available       meshlab-1.3.0a+dfsg1-2+b1.amd64             System for processing and editing triangular meshes
>Available       mjpegtools-1:2.0.0-0.3.amd64                MJPEG video capture/editting/playback MPEG encoding
>Available       mrwtoppm-0.1.1-2.2.amd64                    tool to convert Minolta DiMAGE 5/7/7i RAW images to PPM
>Available       mrwtoppm-data-0.1.1-2.2.all                 tone curves and colormaps for mrwtoppm
>Available       nautilus-image-converter-0.3.0-3.1.amd64    nautilus extension to mass resize or rotate images
>Available       nautilus-image-manipulator-0.3-1.all        Resize and send images from Nautilus
>Installed       netpbm-2:10.0-15.amd64                      Graphics conversion tools between image formats
>Available       openclipart-0.18+dfsg-12.all                Open Clip Art Library
>Available       pcf2bdf-1.04-2.amd64                        convert X11 font from PCF to BDF format
>Available       pdf2svg-0.2.1-2+b2.amd64                    converts PDF documents to SVG files (one per page)
>Available       pdftoipe-20091014-3+b1.amd64                converts arbitrary PDF file to XML file readable by Ipe
>Installed       pstoedit-3.60-1.amd64                       PostScript and PDF files to editable vector graphics converter
>Available       pybliographer-1.2.14-3.all                  tool for manipulating bibliographic databases
>Available       radiance-4R0+20110410-1.amd64               Lighting Simulation and Rendering System
>Available       rawstudio-2.0-1.amd64                       RAW image converter
>Available       rawtherapee-3.0~a2+hg1075.9a478044c65c~dfsg1-1.amd64    A free RAW converter and digital photo processing software
>Available       sam2p-0.47-1-3.amd64                        convert raster images to EPS, PDF, and other formats
>Available       sfftobmp-3.1.2-5.amd64                      SFF (Structed Fax File) Converter
>Available       soundconverter-1.4.4-2.all                  GNOME application to convert audio files into other formats
>Available       soundkonverter-0.9.94-2.amd64               audio converter frontend for KDE
>Available       subtitleripper-0.3.4-0.7.amd64              DVD Subtitle Ripper for Linux
>Available       tedia2sql-1.2.12-3.all                      Converts a Dia diagram to various SQL dialects
>Available       tomboy-latex-0.5-2.all                      LaTeX plugin for Tomboy
>Installed       transfig-1:3.2.5.d-1.amd64                  Utilities for converting XFig figure files
>Available       ufraw-0.18-1.1.amd64                        standalone importer for raw camera images
>Installed       ufraw-batch-0.18-1.1.amd64                  batch importer for raw camera images
>Available       videotrans-1.6.1-0.0.amd64                  DVD authoring utilities
>Available       xcftools-1.0.7-2.amd64                      command-line tools for extracting data for XCF files
>Available       xfig-1:3.2.5.b-1.1.amd64                    Facility for Interactive Generation of figures under X11
>Available       xfig-libs-1:3.2.5.b-1.1.all                 XFig image libraries and examples
>Installed       xfonts-utils-1:7.6+1.amd64                  X Window System font utility programs
>Available       xmorph-1:20090926.amd64                     digital image warp and morph (x11)
>Available       xneur-0.12.0-1.1.amd64                      in-place conversion of text typed in with a wrong keyboard layout
>You can see similar results.
>I also wonder what do you mean by 'GUI', is it gnome, KDE, x11 etc... sections?
>PackageKit mailing list
>PackageKit at lists.freedesktop.org
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