Kpackage Kit

Derek Broughton derek at
Tue Oct 20 00:34:15 UTC 2009

clay weber wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Steve Cookson wrote:
>>>> What specific apps have you installed that you cannot find?
>>> Hi Clay,
>>> Thanks for this.
> In KPAckageKit you can also look at the file list, usually the
> executable is in /usr/bin
> Also sometimes menu items do not show up immediately, usually a
> logout/login is one method to refresh that (without using a command
> prompt)
>>> For instance:
>>> Unixodbc-bin - 2.2.11-16build3 (Graphical tools for ODBC management and
>>> browsing)
>> er.... unixodbc-bin?
> That doesn't work for all apps, 

No, it doesn't - but I actually did "apt-cache search odbc", and unixodbc-
bin showed up.  I was expecting the package to be just unixodbc.

> Virtualbox for example is not
> 'virtualbox' (lower case) as one would expect, but 'VirtualBox'. But a
> vast majority of things it is the case

I guess we understood different things from the question - but once you have 
the package (unixodbc-bin, or in your example virtualbox, virtualbox-ose or 
virtualbox-3.0) it's just "dpkg -L $PACKAGE" to find the actual programs 
(which I guess is what you're suggesting to do with kpackagekit -I've tried 
to use it, but it's a complete waste of time for me.  I do most of my 
downloading at work, but they have a weird bandwidth throttling mechanism 
that makes any of the gui apt tools useless.  I have to keep killing and 
restarting "aptitude full-upgrade -y" to get any reasonable throughput).

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