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NAME

session-installer – allows applications to easily install and remove
software

SYNOPSIS

session-installer

DESCRIPTION

Session-installer allows applications to easily install additional
software (e.g. extensions or GSreamer codecs), uninstall files and per‐
form simple package status queries by calling a distribution neutral D-
Bus interface.

The whole process of confirmation, error reporting and progress notifi‐
cation is handled by sessioninstaller. Currently it comes only with a
GTK based user interface.

The D-Bus interface is developed under the PackageKit umbrella and is
available on the session bus. The reference implementation can be found
in gnome-packagekit. It was also adopted by KPackageKit.

In contrast to gnome-packagekit and KPackageKit it doesn’t use the
PackageKit daemon for querying and installation, but instead makes use
of APT and aptdaemon directly (alternatively synaptic can be used).

Normally it is not required to start this programme manually since it
makes use of D-Bus activation and will be started on request automati‐
cally.

ENVIRONMENT
SESSIONINSTALLER_BACKEND
Set the package manager which should be used for installation.
Possible values are aptdaemon, synaptic and dummy.

HOMEPAGE
https://launchpad.net/sessioninstaller

BUGS

You can report bugs at the Launchpad site of aptdaemon:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/sessioninstaller/+filebug

AUTHOR

Sebastian Heinlein

SEE ALSO

aptd http://www.packagekit.org/pk-faq.html#session-methods

Linux December 2009 SESSIONINSTALLER(1)