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System Software by dantti 225 comments

Hello,
just before you wrote this answer I also got to the point, that the ceated files don't go to their correct places.
So I understand the reason for creating them in a separate folder first.

So far I was able, to follow your instructions but then I'm stuck again as I don't know to which path I have to copy the files.

The most obvious way to put them all to /usr didn't do the job as I get "Failed to contact PackageKit: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken." when I call /usr/bin/pkcon

To my opinion this stuff is pretty buggy and uses a lot of patience.
Usually a "make install" should do the job on such a popular distro as Debian.
If it doesn't it ain't even worth to be called "beta".
Especially regarding the fact there's no proper documentation on installing it.

But this isn't to blame on you - I'm gonna open a bug report at their tracker and see if the Packagekit maintainers get it fixed.

Regards

ranX - Mar 16 2010
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System Software by dantti 225 comments

Hello,

thanks for your patience !
As I still didnt't succeed, I'd be glad if you can give me some further assistance.

autogen.sh didn't wok at all as the script complains about - missing target "/m4" file or directory can't be found -
m4 ist installed for sure.
Therefore I switched to configure and gave "./configure --enable-gtk-doc --enable-apt --with-default-backend=apt --with-security-framework=polkit"
I left out the prefix as I wasn't able to start pkcon from the prefixed directory after compiling with this option

Now pkcon gives me "pkcon: error while loading shared libraries: libpackagekit-glib2.so.12: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

Can you give me some advice or do I have to contact the maintainers ?
I'd be happy if you help me avoid "to ride this long trail" ... ;-)


Best Regards

ranX - Mar 10 2010
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System Software by dantti 225 comments

yes, you're right !
When i give "pkcon" on the command-line,
I get the error-message:
"Failed to contact PackageKit: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken."

Odd thing is, that there's no proper documentation about how to build packagekit correctly on their site.
... or I was too dumb to find it .... ;-)

Therefore I got no hint, how to go on to get this fixed.

Any help is appreciated

ranX - Mar 08 2010
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System Software by dantti 225 comments

Hi Daniel,

I learned to appreciate KPackageKit while using Kubuntu.
As I switched back to my favourite distro Debian, I whished to have it back.
So I compiled packagekit-0.5-6 regarding your advices and using the recommeded switches.

The I went on with KPackageKit.
The only difference to you instructions were, that I gave checkinstall instead of make install.

Running KPackageKit from console gievs me the following before it crashes:
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Failed to initialize the desktop files database
enumFromString ( Action ) : converted "" to "UnknownAction" , enum value 0
enumFromString ( Action ) : converted "" to "UnknownAction" , enum value 0
enumFromString ( Action ) : converted "" to "UnknownAction" , enum value 0
enumFromString ( Group ) : converted "" to "UnknownGroup" , enum value 0
enumFromString ( Filter ) : converted "" to "UnknownFilter" , enum value 1
Error, cannot create transaction proxy
QDBusConnectionPrivate::connectSignal: received error from D-Bus server while connecting signal to PackageKit::TransactionProxy::Changed(): org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.MatchRuleInvalid (Path 'Activation of org.freedesktop.PackageKit timed out' is invalid
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Do you have an idea, what went wrong and how I could fix this ?

Best regards

ranXeron - Feb 22 2010