[packagekit] packagekit Debian backend has issues.

dE . de.techno at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 09:11:14 PDT 2011

On 10/07/11 21:11, Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 05:23:24PM +0200, 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?
> It is maintained by a single dev. I plan to help out there.
> The problem isn't only the outdated aptdaemon package but also some
> hardcoded bits in the latest software-center.
> @matthias: The Ubuntu packages won't work.
> @de: If you want to install a system for novice users please don't use
> unstable or testing. What are you missing from the software-center
> version in Squeeze? It seems to make it job well. If you want to have an
> "always" up-to-data desktop distro - use Ubuntu.
> Cheers,
> Sebastian
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Thanks man!! Atleast I'll be glad.

Stable is too outdated (like firefox-3.5 and chromium 6), it has unique 
bugs specially in KDE, Gnome 2.x is good in there but Gnome 2.x is dead 
and people don't like 3. Older package also means missing enhancements a 
lot of which are critical.

The current software center in 2.x shows all graphical and non graphical 
packages which confuses a lot of users. The last thing you want is a 
user to install ffmpeg and say there was no entry in the menus.

I already tried Ubuntu, it's QA is too bad the community is also 
problematic and inexperienced. QA is the main reason behind Debian.
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