allows applications to easily install and remove software
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allows applications to easily install additional software
(e.g. extensions or GSreamer codecs), uninstall files and
perform simple package status queries by calling a
distribution neutral D-Bus interface.
process of confirmation, error reporting and progress
notification is handled by sessioninstaller. Currently it
comes only with a GTK based user interface.
interface is developed under the PackageKit umbrella and is
available on the session bus. The reference implementation
can be found in gnome-packagekit. It was also adpoted by
In contrast to
gnome-packagekit and KPackageKit it doesn’t use the
PackageKit daemon for querying and installation, but instead
makes use of APT and aptdaemon directly (alternatively
synaptic can be used).
Normally it is
not required to start this programme manually since it makes
use of D-Bus activation and will be started on request
Set the package manager which should be used for installation.
Possible values are aptdaemon, synaptic and
You can report
bugs at the Launchpad site of aptdaemon:
Heinlein <devel at glatzor dot de>