PackageKit: Call for testing

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Thu Sep 18 23:01:30 UTC 2008

Hi Sebastian,

Sebastian Heinlein [2008-09-02 12:05 +0200]:
> The APT backend for PackageKit [1] has made a lot of progress recently
> in the 0.3.x series. It nearly supports all features of PackageKit. 

Awesome! Thanks for your work on that.

I tested your current PPA. At first the upgrade failed, because
packagekit-backend-apt conflicts file-wise with the old 0.2
packagekit, so some Conlicts/Replaces: are in order.

After that was fixed, and I killed the old daemons, I played around
with pkcon, and ran jockey trunk's test suite. Both worked fine.

Personally I'd love to see this in intrepid, it's so much more
complete, and pkcon sucks much less now (for example,
"pkcon install pmount" works now, whereas earlier versions just took a
package ID).


Martin Pitt                        |
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