Installing specific packages on demand (was: Re: proposal: remove KTextEditor interface from kdelibs repository)

todd rme toddrme2178 at
Tue Feb 1 21:03:58 GMT 2011

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau
<kossebau at> wrote:
> Mardi, le 1 février 2011, à 19:39, Sune Vuorela a écrit:
>> On 2011-02-01, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <kossebau at> wrote:
>> >> And I'm not sure there should be
>> >> such a thing.
>> >
>> > Hm. You don't agree that a user experience like
>> >
>> >     "Sorry, missing X to do Y. Would you like to get X now for that?"
>> >
>> > is better than one à la
>> >
>> >     "Na, no way to do Y."?
>> Yes. since we can't assume the user has the right to install to the
>> system directory,
> We can't assume for all, but in many installations the user does. Like the
> ususal private computer.
> For administrated systems, there could be a substitute which instead of
> allowing to install rather aids the user to file a request to the admin, for
> convenience and getting things done.
>> and we shouldn't set up a complete development
>> environment for him.
> I was thinking of interfacing to the normal packaging system of the system.
> He, something like DrKonqi installing the debug info packages on request. So
> something like that is existing already, just needs to be generalized perhaps.
> Cheers
> Friedrich

openSUSE's version of KDE has something like this as well.  It might
be worth seeing how they do it.


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