Bug#649014: gnome-core: gnome-packagekit is not ready to be in the default install

Matthias Klumpp matthias at tenstral.net
Sun May 13 21:33:28 UTC 2012

As PackageKit maintainer and upstream developer, I want to inform you
that the PackageKit Aptcc backend has all the necessary features
implemented and working. Right now, the last version (which contains a
nearly-rewritten aptcc backend by Daniel and me) is in unstable and
blocked by apt. It will be in Testing in 8 days, probably.
GNOME-PackageKit will support all features required to use it in
Debian then. (including Debconf and Conffile support) With future PK
releases planned, accessing the package database will become even
faster, removing the last disadvantages of PackageKit. (but that's not
relevant for Wheezy, it will never be ready in time and be tested well

It would be great if you could give PackageKit and GNOME-PackageKit
some intensive testing, especially since the aptcc backend is
completely reworked. Also, patches for GPK and the GPK UI are very
welcome, if you want to have something changed. (I can discuss any
changes with upstream then)

If you don't think GPK is ready as default component, please tell me
why, so I can take a look at the issues! :)
Kind regards,
    Matthias Klumpp

P.S: I'm subscribed to this bug report now

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