[packagekit] packagekit Debian backend has issues.

dE . de.techno at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 08:06:35 PDT 2011

On 10/07/11 19:54, Anders F Björklund wrote:
> dE wrote:
>> 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.
> Why wasn't (the de-branded) Software Centre available on Debian ?
> http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/software-center
> Another question would be why Mac and Win migrants would be looking
> for a package manager, since they aren't really used to having one...
> But that's a different story, I suppose. Would've guessed "App Store".
> --anders
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The current Ubuntu Software Center is at version 5, and Debian's is at 
version 2.x; and there's no one to port, I tried but I ain't a 
developer. Ubuntu guys say it's not working cause of outdated python apt 
and aptdaemon in Debian.

Yes, Steve's app store, also you can't download packages for Linux (no 
static builds and deb packages are comparatively rare). It's too risky also.

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