Bug 21305 - APT-RPM backend?
Summary: APT-RPM backend?
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: low enhancement
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2009-04-20 12:03 UTC by viper550
Modified: 2018-08-21 15:52 UTC (History)
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Description viper550 2009-04-20 12:03:28 UTC
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?
Comment 1 viper550 2009-04-20 13:28:52 UTC
oh yeah I forgot, this may benefit PCLinuxOS too, which is a pretty major distro too.
Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2009-04-21 00:30:25 UTC
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?
Comment 3 viper550 2009-04-21 05:06:55 UTC
This may need to be reworked, I inspected the APT backend code, it calls DPKG alot.
Comment 4 Richard Hughes 2009-04-21 05:21:10 UTC
Sure, in which case a new backend (apt-rpm?) might be best. Join the PackageKit  mailing list, introduce yourself, and start hacking :-)
Comment 5 Richard Hughes 2018-08-21 15:52:59 UTC
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
Sorry for the impersonal message, and fingers crossed your issue no longer happens. Thanks.

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