RFS for PackageKit package
matthias at nlinux.org
Sun Oct 17 12:25:59 UTC 2010
I am looking for a sponsor for my packagekit package. PackageKit is a
package management abstraction layer, which is used by many GNOME and KDE
apps. I'm searching for a sponsor for months now, the package has been
reviewed third times and considered as excellent and suitable for the
Debian repos. But I couldn't find someone yet who uploads the pkg for me
and wants to be a sponsor for a longer term.
So I was told to ask on the GNOME pkg maintainers list if someone is
interested in this. PackageKit itself is a GLib based daemon. The
PackageKit APIs are used by many GNOME apps, including Nautilus, Brasero,
Anjuta or the GTK+ toolkit itself via a plugin. PackageKit is default in
distributions like Fedora, openSUSE and Kubuntu and therfore well-tested.
Information about PK can be found here: http://packagekit.org
I would be glad if there is someone interested in sponsoring the pkg.
At the bottom you'll find my (filed) RFS template, providing more details
about the package. I also added a small text, explaining what PK is a
little bit more detailed.
PackageKit is a DBus abstraction layer and Freedesktop standard for
management. It allows implementing access to package management into
your application in a cross-distro way, for example the Anjuta IDE
for required plugins using PackageKit and the Nautilus file manager can
it to install apps for missing mime-types etc. All these apps just need to
know the PackageKit API, it does not matter if the distribution uses
Also, PackageKit organizes all package management tasks in transactions,
which allows you e.g to browse the package database while installing new
packages/updates. PackageKit is also the basis for tools like
GNOME-PackageKit, which provides an advanced, user-friendly PackageManager
and System-Update GUI, as well as KPackageKit (Apper) does for KDE. (KDE
can also use PackageKit to install missing Debug-Symbols automatically)
For more information about PK, please read
I am looking for a sponsor for my package "packagekit".
This package has been reviewed by Paul Wise and Asheesh Laroia already and
should be completely free of any policy violations or other problems
I work closely with upstream and hope to find someone interested in
sponsoring the package for Debian.
Here you can find details about this package:
* Package name : packagekit
Version : 0.6.8-1
Upstream Author : Richard Hughes <richard at hughsie.com>
* URL : http://packagekit.org
* License : GPLv2/LGPLv2
Section : admin
It builds these binary packages:
browser-plugin-packagekit - Plugin to install missing plugins using
gstreamer0.10-packagekit - GStreamer plugin to install codecs using
libpackagekit-glib2-14 - Library for accessing PackageKit using GLib
libpackagekit-glib2-dev - Library for accessing PackageKit using GLib
libpackagekit-qt-dev - Library for accessing PackageKit using Qt4
libpackagekit-qt14 - Library for accessing PackageKit using Qt4
packagekit - Provides a package management service
packagekit-backend-apt - Python APT backend for PackageKit
packagekit-backend-aptcc - C++ APT backend for PackageKit
packagekit-backend-smart - Smart backend for PackageKit
packagekit-bash-completion - Offer to install missing programs
packagekit-docs - Documentation for PackageKit
packagekit-gtk-module - Install fonts automatically using PackageKit
python-packagekit - PackageKit Python bindings
The package appears to be lintian clean.
The upload would fix these bugs: 468132
My motivation for maintaining this package is: I'm working on some
PackageKit based and PackageKit related apps and also do contribute to PK
itself now. Also, I do use PK daily.
The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
- URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/packagekit
- Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable
main contrib non-free
I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.
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