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PackageKit in Fedora

PackageKit (and gnome-packagekit) packages have been reviewed and approved for Fedora. It will be available in the Fedora development branch (Rawhide) shortly. Things are going well according the plan for Fedora 9. Richard Hughes, Robin Norwood (who is going to be maintainer for Fedora), James Bowes, Luke Macken (Bodhi fame), Tim Laurisden (yumex fame) and other Red Hat, Fedora and community developers are involved in this project. The plan is to introduce this as a alternative package manager for Fedora 9. Maybe it will end up being the default instead. Brilliant work from everyone involved.


Written by mether

October 31, 2007 at 5:45 am

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  1. Packages for Fedora 8?

    Will we see packages for Fedora 8 in the repositories themselves? I would like to test around the GUI as far as I can to see if it works.


    October 31, 2007 at 4:20 am

    • Re: Packages for Fedora 8?

      I don’t see it branched for Fedora 8 yet but I guess you can request that in bugzilla when the package shows up in rawhide. If you just want to test it, Richard Hughes has a utopia repository. Otherwise it should be easy enough to rebuild the rawhide package.


      October 31, 2007 at 7:12 am

    • Re: Packages for Fedora 8?

      I have not discussed it with Robin, but i think he will push the packages for Fedora 8 too soon.
      If you what to track the latest development you can use the Utopia repo (F8/i386) there is updated daily with the latest code from the PackageKit git repo.


      October 31, 2007 at 9:08 am



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