Bug 59189 - backend-alpm compilation error
Summary: backend-alpm compilation error
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium blocker
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2013-01-10 02:19 UTC by hamishmaku
Modified: 2016-04-26 13:25 UTC (History)
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Description hamishmaku 2013-01-10 02:19:03 UTC
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error on compile with libalpm.

Pacman v4.0.3 - libalpm v7.0.3

attempting to install 0.8.6.
Comment 1 Cédric Bellegarde 2013-09-03 18:17:06 UTC
Can confirm this bug, packagekit is broken on ArchLinux.

So apper 0.8 isn't available.
Comment 2 Сковорода Никита 2014-04-22 16:45:27 UTC
Still does not compile.

It uses PkBackendThreadFunc which was removed in commit a98a025 (Jun 28 2012):
> Backends will have to be ported to the new API, although do not have to support doing transactions without a lock.

This porting wasn't done for the alpm backend.
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2014-04-22 17:06:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> This porting wasn't done for the alpm backend.

alpm isn't well maintained in PackageKit
Comment 4 Andrea Scarpino 2016-04-26 13:25:40 UTC
Since Arch Linux builds PackageKit without any patch[1], I suppose this is fixed?

[1] https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git/tree/trunk?h=packages/packagekit

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