KPackageKit 0.3.1

Daniel Nicoletti dantti85-kapps at
Thu Oct 16 02:01:25 CEST 2008

Name: KPackageKit
Version: 0.3.1
Type: KDE System Tool
Depend: KDE 4.x
License: GPL
More Info:

 KPackageKit is the KDE interface for PackageKit.

I've saw people saying that KPackageKit is the
substitute for yum, as Synaptics is for apt...
PLEASE DON'T say any of those things, please first
have a good look at website :D

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 specific stuff that
should be discussed there.

If you use Fedora >9 it's the default package
manager (from the UI point of view).
So now you can use PackageKit from a KDE app :D

This is the first update to 0.1 release, We
changed the minor version to 0.3 so we can follow
packagekit versions, as KPackageKit 0.3 is not
compatible with PackageKit 0.1. the x.x.1 is the
new stuff

We hope you enjoy KPackageKit, and please report
bugs, make wished gives us feedback so we can
improve this application.

It features:
 - Search (Get details, files, depends, required
 - Install
 - Install Files (new!)
 - Remove
 - Check for Updates
 - Install Updates
 - Automatically refreshes your cache
 - Automatically install updates
 - Popup to show the available updates
 - It's possible to enable the Origin of packages.
 - Icon tray to show all the running transactions

We appreciate bug, reports, patches and

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 (or QPackageKit).
Sometimes he helps me with the ui and sometimes i
help him with the lib...



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

PackageKit 0.3 (ATTENTION HERE!!)
- The package provided here does NOT contain
- libpackagekit-qt - here you will find the
lastest version of the lib (soon it'll be also
available in the main packagekit site)

PackageKit itself, so please first make it work on
YOUR distro.
Qt >4.4 (Won't compile with older versions)
KdeLibs of Kde4
Policykit-Gnome there is a Kde one but i don't
know it's status.

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 QPackageKit2 # here is the libpackagekit-qt
- $ cmake . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/
- $ make
- $ su
- # make install
- # exit
- $ cd ..

- $ cd KPackageKit # here is KPackageKit dir
- $ cmake . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/
- $ make
- $ su
- # make install

Enjoy :)

NOTE that packagekit-qt is not shipped in the tar
ball anymore, so go get it first!!

- 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 0.3
- install updates and update system (if you select
all selectables updates)
- automatically refresh cache
- the lib is now documented!(uhh hard work :P )
- thanks to Steven M. Parrish for a misspelling

0.1 release
- Automatically install updates
- Lots of bug fixes
- Enable Repositories (Origins) now possible
- QPackageKit2 complete rewrite
- Icon tray fully working

- fixed the Updater Ui
- Add support for installing files

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