kPackageKit does nothing

Derek Broughton derek at
Sat Oct 10 16:16:49 UTC 2009

Billie Erin Walsh wrote:

> James Tappin wrote:
>> On Fri, 9 Oct 2009 20:19:07 +0200
>> Karl Vanwynsberghe <Karl.Vanwynsberghe at> wrote:
>> KV> I'm running Kubuntu 9.10 and i'm having a problim with kPackageKit.
>> KV> It does actually...nothing.
>> KV>
>> KV> There are never updates available, I can't search for packages,...
>> KV> I can install all the updates with apt...
>> KV>
>> KV> Any ideas?
>> There are lots of problems with kpackagekit.
>> Try installing adept (sudo apt-get install adept) and using that instead
>> -- it's not the worlds best interface (IMHO the best package manager
>> interface is the shaman manager from Chakra) but it's a lot more
>> functional than kpackagekit.
> Synaptic is _WAY_ better than what they've turned Adept into.

Neither of which is any kind of solution for a user's perfectly reasonable 
expectation that the software installed by default should work.

Try running kpackagekit from a console, and see if you get any obvious error 

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