[packagekit] packagekit Debian backend has issues.
matthias at tenstral.net
Fri Oct 7 08:23:24 PDT 2011
It is possible to use a PackageKit backend for Software Center
(experimental) - In the long run I guess someone will fork the
Software-Center to make it really cross-distro...
But regarding the Debian issue: You should be able to use Ubuntu
packages on Debian, maybe this helps. (The SC and AptD pkgs should
work on Debian)
It is weird that the SC in Debian is not updated... Is package
maintained by some team or by a single dev?
2011/10/7 dE . <de.techno at gmail.com>:
> 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 ?
>> 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".
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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 Ubuntu guys say it's not working cause of outdated python apt and aptdaemon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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