kPackageKit does nothing
Billie Erin Walsh
bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sat Oct 10 17:29:46 UTC 2009
Derek Broughton wrote:
> Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
>> James Tappin wrote:
>>> On Fri, 9 Oct 2009 20:19:07 +0200
>>> Karl Vanwynsberghe <Karl.Vanwynsberghe at telenet.be> wrote:
>>> KV> I'm running Kubuntu 9.10 and i'm having a problim with kPackageKit.
>>> KV> It does actually...nothing.
>>> KV> There are never updates available, I can't search for packages,...
>>> KV> I can install all the updates with apt...
>>> 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.
I completely concur. No one should expect Adept to be made into
something that is nearly worthless when it was a very good package
manager before either. It isn't a solution as much as a work-around. As
far as I'm concerned the only decent graphical package manager available
now is Synaptic.
> Try running kpackagekit from a console, and see if you get any obvious error
I have used Kpackagekit to install a couple debs that I downloaded from
the web. It worked flawlessly for this purpose, at least for me. I won't
use it for anything else though. I don't use the console to get it. I
just right-click on the deb and pick Kpackagekit from the menu in Dolphin.
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