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Support Packagekit

Post by DGMurdockIII » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:26 pm

If you don't know what packagekit is, check their site:
It is an abstraction layer between the package manager and the package backend (so it is compatible with apt, yum, whatever), and it has some cool and useful features :mrgreen:, like suggesting to install a program when you're trying to open a file you don't have the program for. Check the site for more information.
It could also replace mintUpdate, because it has different levels of importance for updates.

If Ubuntu will not switch to PackageKit it then mint shold , I think that Mint should also completely supports apt.

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Re: Support Packagekit

Post by lagagnon » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:17 pm

DGMurdockIII wrote:....I think that Mint should also completely supports apt.
It does.

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Re: Support Packagekit

Post by emorrp1 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:24 pm

additionally, I'm pretty sure you can just install and run packagekit if you like it, since it's really just another frontend to apt.
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