Monday, 20 March 2017

Re: aptdaemon

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 06:24:21PM -0400, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Barry Warsaw <[email protected]> wrote:
> > I think the gnome-software dependency is unnecessary.
>
> Ok, I dropped the aptdaemon depends from the gnome-software bzr
> packaging repository.

I think this is a bogus change.

Look at the code:

https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-software/tree/src/plugins/gs-plugin-apt.cc?h=wip/ubuntu-3-22#n846

and then let's see what provides that file

[email protected]> dpkg -S /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/org.debian.apt.service
aptdaemon: /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/org.debian.apt.service

So no. We are actively using aptdaemon in gnome-software and it is
definitely far too late to be switching it out. I guess that without
aptdaemon the PK backend is taking over installing packages - you could
confirm that by checking the --verbose output if you wanted to.

I agree that it would be better if our aptdaemon backend were dropped in
favour of using packagekit, but if somebody has time to work on this
then it is the task for the start of a cycle, not the end.

Cheers,

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Iain Lane [ [email protected] ]
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