KDE 4 and KPackageKit

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 18:48:48 BST 2009

On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 13:20 +0200, O. Sinclair wrote:
> Am I the only one who can not really make heads or tails of KPackagekit? 
> I see none of the supposed advantages over Adept (at least not Adept 
> KDE3 style) so I wonder what they might be or I am too daft to get it.
> Example: I try to find a network app. In the "dropdown menu" I choose 
> Network. Good.
> I then type "kde" in the search field to narrow down the results.
> Forget it, the search field settings and the category dropdown does not 
> seem to have any connection. Now I get all apps with "kde" as output.
> And I fear the day I will have to explain this application and method 
> for installing to "new linux user" who may want to play a game, find a 
> scan application and just scout around for applications... as I am not 
> even sure myself how to narrow down a search for "kde and games", as an 
> example.
> The "Help" button is greyed out as is "Defaults", whatever that might 
> stand for in this case. There are no menus that I have found.
> The version of Adept in the repos is even worse but I hope that is not 
> the reason for choice of KPackagekit.
> Am I missing something really obvious?
> regards, Sinclair

Maybe, Synaptic just works. :) Ric

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