We got a Linux distribution over here called Ark Linux, and I'm trying to rid it of the ancient Kynaptic package manager for good. But, we happen to use apt-rpm as our package manager backend.
Think its possible to set up a APT-RPM backend?
oh yeah I forgot, this may benefit PCLinuxOS too, which is a pretty major distro too.
Sure! We welcome new backends. Would this work with the existing apt or aptcc backends, or do you need to create a new backend from scratch?
This may need to be reworked, I inspected the APT backend code, it calls DPKG alot.
Sure, in which case a new backend (apt-rpm?) might be best. Join the PackageKit mailing list, introduce yourself, and start hacking :-)
We moved the upstream bugtracker to GitHub a long time ago. If this issue still affects you please re-create the issue here: https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/issues
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