Re: PackageKit purpose?
- From: Ranjan Maitra <maitra@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:55:30 -0500
On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:40:12 -0400 Tom Horsley <horsley1953@xxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:10:36 +0000
Timothy Murphy wrote:
What exactly is the purpose of PackageKit?
I could but a sarcastic comment here, but I'd better not.
I find it to be the most annoying interface yet in a
long history of annoying interfaces to software package
Is it essential?
It is not essential, but lots of things expect it to
exist when they go to "helpfully" try and find missing
packages for you (print system looking for printer drivers,
bash looking for program you just typed the name of, etc).
It is used by yum in some way?
It uses yum, it isn't used by yum. Mostly all it does
is interfere with yum by periodically locking the
updates while it is being "helpful".
Unfortunately, I agree with those above sentiments and others on this
thread, but it can not be removed: why are these dependencies needed is
On my system, sudo yum erase PackageKit erases stuff like
gnome-bluetooth, presumably because of bluez and control-center. Not
clear why PackageKit should have these dependent on it.
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