Linux and application installing
hughsient at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 15:57:32 UTC 2010
On 16 September 2010 15:01, James Antill <james at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Err ... PackageKit is currently the cross distro. way to work with
> distro. package managers, nothing outside of that layer should ever know
> (or care) where the data is coming from and how it gets updated etc.
PackageKit is a _package_ abstraction framework. Yum is a _package_ manager.
Applications like gnome-shell and kpackagekit want to search for new
applications using translated per-application strings and show icons
for desktop files. gnome-shell shouldn't care what a 'package' is.
That's an uninteresting technical detail.
There has to be a layer above the package manager that deals with applications.
There has to be a cross-distro way to deal with the package:application mapping.
It just so happens that app-install does just that.
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