[packagekit] packagekit Debian backend has issues.
de.techno at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 08:53:50 PDT 2011
On 10/07/11 20:53, Matthias Klumpp wrote:
> 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".
>>> PackageKit mailing list
>>> PackageKit at lists.freedesktop.org
>> 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 Ubuntu guys say it's not working cause of outdated python apt and aptdaemon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.
>> PackageKit mailing list
>> PackageKit at lists.freedesktop.org
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A single dev named Julian. I'll try the packagekit backend one, however
I dont thing it'll work since pkcon doen't work as well. I wonder what
the original SC does to filter graphical packages. It works great.
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