KPackageKit 0.1-b4

Daniel Nicoletti dantti85-kapps at
Tue Aug 19 05:05:52 CEST 2008

Name: KPackageKit
Version: 0.1-b4
Type: KDE System Tool
Depend: KDE 4.x
License: GPL
More Info:

 KPackageKit is the KDE interface for PackageKit.

It's intended to be ONLY a PackageKit interface,
this means if there is some cool feature like
improving the performance of a yum database it is
PackageKit related and distro specifc stuff that
should be disccused there.

Well if you don't already know PackageKit take a
look at our website. If you use Fedora >9 it's the
default package manager (from the UI point of
So now you can use PackageKit from a KDE app :D

This is the forth beta, and still not feature
complete (comparing to gnome-packagekit), it
 - Search (Get details, files, depends..)
 - Install
 - Remove
 - Check for Updates
 - Install Updates (new!)
 - Automaticaly refreshes you cache (new!)
 - There is a popup applet now but it is disabled
cause it's not completely working, issue
kpackagekit --show-updates (if you want to see it)

There are some known bugs, but we appreciate
feedback, so if you find something crashing please
report it. This is our main objective in releasing
it now.
KPackageKit itself can do nothing without
PackageKit and libpackagekit-qt, this last one is
being developed together with the ui.

I'm the main developer of KPackageKit ui and
Adrien Bustany is the main developer of
libpackagekit-qt. Sometimes he helps me with the
ui and sometimes i help him with the lib...
And YES i changed my nickname, it was mirttex it's
just it's been a long time i'm willing to change

Well now that you decide to install it. Be careful
:D no warranty is given..

PackageKit 0.3 (ATENTION HERE!!)
- The package provided here does NOT contain
packageKit itself, so please first make it work on
YOUR distro.
Qt >4.4 (Won't compile with older versions)
KdeLibs of Kde4

If something is missing please say :)

To compile it is very easy but you MUST
follow this steps:
- extract the tar.bz2 (of course)
--- libpackagekit-qt
- $ cd lib # here is the libpackagekit-qt
- $ cmake . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/
- $ make
- $ su
- # make install
- # exit
- $ cd ..
- $ cd gui # here is KPackageKit dir
- $ cmake . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/
- $ make
- $ su
- # make install

Enjoy :)

- some fixes to work with backends that do not
support getDepends and getRequires yet.
- check if the user is not auth

- fixed auth issue with polkit
- added suport for automaticaly check for Updates

- working with the brand new packagekit 
- install updates and update system (if you select
all selectables updates)
- automaticaly refresh cache
- the lib is now documented!(uhh hard work :P )

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