KPackageKit

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Description
PackageKit allows to perform simple software management tasks over a DBus interface e.g. refreshing the cache, updating, installing and removing software packages or searching for multimedia codecs and file handlers.

This package provides a package manager and a update notifier.
Interface: Graphical (Qt)
Associated Programs
app-install-data Application Installer Data Files
PackageKit Provides a package management service
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
lucid 0.5.4-0ubuntu4 0.5.4-0ubuntu4

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Package manager for people who know all package names by heart

It is easy to use and looks quite good, but the functionality of the program is just not what the average linux user requires. On ubuntu for example the package "openssh-server" contains the sshd server. Searching for "ssh server" gives me zero results in KPackageKit. In GNOME's package manager synaptic I get over 100 results including openssh-server.

KPackageKit is only useful for people who know exactly the names of the packages they want to install. And these guys will install their packages with one command line before firing up a GUI for this task.

Since it is not useful for experts and not useful for the average user, it is not useful at all. It does not matter how many package-management-systems packagekit can handle when searching for packages does not work.

Graphical interface for packagekit

KPackageKit is a graphical interface for packagekit. It is easy to use and shows only the necessary information to the user.
Packages can be searched by name, by description or by filename. Also you can choose categories to search in if the repository used supports that. Based on Qt4 it fits perfectly to the look and feel of the rest of the KDE 4 environment.

If you want to install or remove software packages on your system, KPackageKit is for you.

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