Muon Package Manager broken in Kubuntu 16.04

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at
Tue Mar 29 20:43:02 UTC 2016

On Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 3:14 PM, Clive Johnston <clivejo at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Following a discussion on #kubuntu-devel regarding the Muon Package Manager.
> It was pointed out that a recent build of Muon was actually installed and was
> working on a system.  I was under the impression that it was no longer
> maintained after the split from Discover and would require major work to get
> it working again!  However, after a few tests, it was determined that if the
> last commit was reverted (
> p=muon.git&a=commit&h=a437d39e43112a3e61ebafadd4e3a06b9bd91437 )  the
> application compiled and run fine!
> Not knowing what this commit was for, I emailed the dev who pushed the commit.
> Carlo replied back and was super helpful in pointing me in the right
> direction.  He brought to my attention that libqapt also needs to be build
> using an updated git snapshot.  So I built/packaged both libqapt and muon
> package manager and I must say its working great!
> On another note, this is an extract from an email he sent "I'm working on Muon
> just since the split from Discover, and it's nice to see there is interest in
> it!  I'm also trying to make up my mind whether I should take the effort of
> porting it to a declarative (i.e. QML) interface or not. Maybe you can give
> advice on that decision."  He also tells me he is subscribed to this list, so
> I would personally like to thank him for his support and work on the Muon
> Package Manager.  I know a lot of other people on this list are interested in
> keeping Muon maintained and also part of Kubuntu.  Rick being one of them.
> So I have opened a Feature Freeze Exception (FFE) for Muon ( https://
> ) to try and get this
> version into Xenial.  Please add your support by saying it affects you and
> leave any comments you think are useful.
> In addition, please test the latest version, which should be installable via
> my PPA ( )
> Many thanks,
> Clive

Thanks, Clive! I've installed and run Muon from your PPA, and it's
great! I've been missing Muon, and will be happy to again be able to
suggest it to people as an alternative to synaptic.

Carlo, it would be great if you and Rick work together on future
improvements. If one of you takes up maintainership, we'll know that
it is a living application. That would be fantastic! A team is always
so much better than lone maintainers.


> On Saturday, 26 March 2016 18:00:55 BST Rick Timmis wrote:
>> Hi friends
>> I have been working off and on trying to get Muon Package Manager to
>> build and run, and today I did it ( on 15.10 ).
>> I will try setting up a build on 16.04
>> I have said that I am willing to continue maintenance of MPM.
>> Now that I can build from the Master branch, I am in a position to start
>> helping with it :-D
>> Please let me know how I should proceed
>> Best Wishes
>> Rick Timmis

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