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Apper

   0.8.0  

KDE System Tool

Score 85%
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Homepage:  Link
Blog:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  9917
Submitted:  Jul 7 2008
Updated:  Jan 8 2013

Description:

Apper is the KDE interface for PackageKit (aka KPackageKit)

Apper is able to manage packages, applications and updates in a cross-distribution way thanks to the PackageKit project. Providing Linux users a single application that they can learn and use in whatever distribution they are.

Hope you enjoy Apper, and please report bugs, make wishes so we can improve this application.

BUGS goes to bugs.kde.org

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IMPORTANT:
Apper itself can do nothing without PackageKit.
So have it installed before.
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INSTALLATION

Well now that you decide to install it. Be careful :D no warranty is given..

Requirements:
AFTER INSTALLING LOGOUT AND LOGIN SO KDED CAN LOAD THE Apper PLUGIN.
(also, make uninstall #from your old build dir)

PackageKit >= 0.8.5
KDELibs headers of Kde4
KDEWorskpace
KDE >= 4.3

Compiling:
- $ cd Apper # where you extracted it
- $ mkdir build && cd build
- $ cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/ # you must install in /usr otherwise KDE won't find it
- $ make
- $ su
- # make install

Enjoy :)




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 Click-able Dependecies

 
 by ctown on: Aug 3 2011
 
Score 50%

KPackagekit already has a back button. I think that dependencies should be click-able. If one clicks on a dependency, KPackagekit (or Apper) would make a new search using the name of the dependency that was clicked. Pressing the back button would take that person back to the original package he or she was looking at. Let's put that back button to good use!


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 Re: Click-able Dependecies

 
 by dantti on: Oct 10 2011
 
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I'll try to add this to the 0.7.1 version thanks.


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 Re: Re: Click-able Dependecies

 
 by ctown on: Oct 11 2011
 
Score 63%

Thanks for listening to my suggestion and thanks for a great release. I've been using Apper from git for a while now on Kubuntu 11.10 Beta 2.

I really do prefer Apper over Muon Software Center. I especially like Apper's Updater. I really like how the Updater lists applications first and then lists the other packages that need to be updated. Also, I like how each application has its own icon in the updater. Nice touch!

However, one thing I find very misleading in Apper is the "Pending Changes" screen. Say for example if I would want to install Abiword. I would request Apper to install it. I would then click on the "Pending Changes" button to see that the only pending change is the installation of Abiword. Clicking on "Apply" reveals that there are many more pending packages to be installed. Not only that, it's contained in a pop-up! I think the "Pending Changes" screen should act more like Apper's Updater, where the packages that contain applications are listed first, followed by the other packages to be installed.

Sorry if this sounds like a complaint, it's just a suggestion. Either way, I find Apper to be the best package manager available for any distro!


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 Re: Re: Re: Click-able Dependecies

 
 by dantti on: Oct 11 2011
 
Score 63%

Well the pending changes is currently just a queue to install what you clicked, you don't even need to go there, but otoh I think I could use some improvements by simulating the install, but it's not so simple...
Best


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 Apper rocks (on Arch)!!

 
 by snakebite on: Oct 12 2011
 
Score 50%

Very nice package manager!! thanks a lot!


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 Package icons in list

 
 by cyberconan on: Oct 12 2011
 
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Hello, I can't see the small icons in the left of package names. I use archlinux. Any suggestion?

Tanks for your excellent work!


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 Re: Package icons in list

 
 by dantti on: Oct 13 2011
 
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there are two ways of having icons, the first is with AppInstall data (which had become deprecated but still in use in Ubuntu - will be replaced by AppStream soon), or by having scanDesktopFiles in /etc/PackageKit/PackageKit.conf then you refresh your cache and it should start showing icons for installed apps..


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 Is apt-listbugs supported

 
 by agodumov on: Oct 13 2011
 
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Hi there, i have been using KDE 4.6 for a while and i recently discovered Apper and am quite happy with it. You have done a great job and your work is really appreciated. I have one question though - does Apper support apt-listbugs? Since i use Debian Unstable, apt-listbugs can be a life saver from time to time.


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 Re: Is apt-listbugs supported

 
 by dantti on: Oct 13 2011
 
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No, apt-listbugs is disabled by PackageKit because it requires stdin which is not supported by PackageKit. In the future, if someone change apt-listbugs to use debconf then it will work.


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 Re: Re: Is apt-listbugs supported

 
 by dovidhalevi on: Oct 13 2011
 
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This would be a showstopper, especially for those running Debian unstable and such. Apt-listbugs (as well as similarly implemented apt-listchanges) can be life savers.


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 Re: Re: Re: Is apt-listbugs supported

 
 by dantti on: Oct 13 2011
 
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Yes, it is a problem, tho I don't have the time to fix this by myself, if you can help you just need to convert those tools to talk debconf protocol.


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 Re: Re: Is apt-listbugs supported

 
 by agodumov on: Oct 13 2011
 
Score 50%

Thank you very much for your response. There was a bug report opened in the Debian bug tracking system (bug #628835 where i think you commented on the issue) but it was closed and i was not sure about the current situation.


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 Can't wait to try this baby

 
 by dovidhalevi on: Oct 13 2011
 
Score 50%

Two little problems so far:

1. Is packagekit is not around, gives "unknown errors" for every click. The cmake should check for more than the libs. If this is not practical, the program should say "Please install packagekit" and gracefully exit.

2. Unlabeled notifications are spawned by the program's background processes. I suspected the worst.


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 Re: Can't wait to try this baby

 
 by dovidhalevi on: Oct 13 2011
 
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Problem 3: A package with dependency problems (and these are very often around!) stops the whole thing dead. The "update cache" (why not use ones already available?) will not get updated.


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 Re: Re: Can't wait to try this baby

 
 by dantti on: Oct 13 2011
 
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Sorry don't get very much what you have said, but packagekit works on resolving deps exactly the same way as apt-get would.


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 Re: Re: Re: Can't wait to try this baby

 
 by dovidhalevi on: Oct 13 2011
 
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OK.

Try apt-get -s upgrade, will work fine.

Try apt-get -s dist-upgrade will die with the same error as did apper's updating cache. So maybe, the update level needs be an option here.

Synaptic seems to avoid this problem in this manner.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Can't wait to try this baby

 
 by dantti on: Oct 13 2011
 
Score 50%

I use it every day and it works fine, you have some conflict that can be avoided by not updating all packages, but I can't know what your problem is if you don't paste the whole problem.
Please take an screenshot of the error or something and additionally use pkmon and put it on a paste bin.


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 Re: Can't wait to try this baby

 
 by dovidhalevi on: Oct 13 2011
 
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How can I get screenshots to you?

There are two: One is the dependency error--shows up immediately before beginning update cache and again after it fails. As opposed to what I originally suggested, this is not the cause of failure.

The second is failed read/gets that will also appear in apt. Maybe I have too much junk in my sources.list. However, apt and synaptic will still show available upgrades. Apper simply shows the "badge."

In other words, the errors are real, either mine or Debian's fault, but should not stop the program. Probably a quick fix of showing the list as it is, even if errors were reported.


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 Re: Re: Can't wait to try this baby

 
 by dantti on: Oct 13 2011
 
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http://imgur.com/ to paste images, also if you have IRC access you can contact us on #packagekit (freenode).
Maybe this conversation would be easier by mail.



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 kcm error

 
 by belzebu87 on: Oct 25 2011
 
Score 50%

on debian sid (kde 4.6.5 qt 4.7.3 packagekit-qt2 0.6.18) I was able to compile from source, but afrer a log out of course, I am not able to launch it. I get this error
apper(11800)/kdecore (services) KServiceFactory::findServiceByDesktopPath: "kcm_apper.desktop" not found
apper(11800) MainUi::MainUi: Could not load kcm_apper.desktop!

I get the same on a local arch install (kde 4.7.2)
What am I missing?


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 Re: kcm error

 
 by dantti on: Oct 25 2011
 
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you are missing the install prefix:
cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/
if you don't install in /usr KDE can't find the KCModule


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 Re: Re: kcm error

 
 by belzebu87 on: Oct 26 2011
 
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thanks. Recompiled. Now I have the kcm module. Anyway, nothing works. I get is completly unusable window.
http://flic.kr/p/az36M6
if a click on a random button i get a notice of "unknown error" and in console i get:
Failed to initialize the desktop files database
enumFromString ( Role ) : converted "" to "UnknownRole" , enum id 0
enumFromString ( Group ) : converted "" to "UnknownGroup" , enum id 1
enumFromString ( Filter ) : converted "" to "UnknownFilter" , enum id 3
Error, cannot create transaction proxy
QDBusError("com.trolltech.QtDBus.Error.InvalidObjectPath", "Invalid object path: The name org.freedesktop.PackageKit was not provided by any .service files")
Error, cannot create transaction proxy
QDBusError("com.trolltech.QtDBus.Error.InvalidObjectPath", "Invalid object path: The name org.freedesktop.PackageKit was not provided by any .service files")

what am i missing? Thanks in advice.


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 Re: Re: Re: kcm error

 
 by dantti on: Oct 26 2011
 
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now it's easy you are missing the most important dependencie: PackageKit. if you are in Debian install the packaged version, if you are in any other distro check for compiled packages, otherwise changes are you will need to write a backend to talk to the package managent of the distro. But most modern distros have a backend for it.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: kcm error

 
 by belzebu87 on: Oct 26 2011
 
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i coudn't figure out why it was not a dependency...well installed and now IT IS OK.
Thank you, wonderful app! this app should not only be in debian mentor but in debian repos too!!!


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