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 :)

2 years ago

Orbmiser

Wonder if you stop bug fixing or improving?

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3 years ago

revelation128

Hey, I really like this program! :-)
I'm using it as a frontend for pacman the package manager of Archlinux and it works great!

However, when Apper shows me the packages with updates in the repository, only the new version on the server is shown. Is it possible to also show the version that is currently installed on my computer? Maybe as an additional column in the list?

Cheers
Johannes

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3 years ago

dantti

Yes, just right click the updates list and select the column you want.

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3 years ago

dorg

why detail in install & update not shown
size of package & downloaded
count of pacage & done
& a log of install / download
thank's

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3 years ago

dantti

All that information depends on which distribution are you using.

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3 years ago

Antik

I'm trying to install it from ports in freebsd 9.2

cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/kpackagekit/ && make install clean

and resolve an error while building dependance port
usr/ports/ports-mgmt/packagekit-qt4/

===>>> This port is marked IGNORE
===>>> does not build with Qt 4.8

What can I do to resolve this issue ?

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3 years ago

dantti

Sorry I don't know how to use ports or what does that error mean, but kpackagekit means that you are trying to use an old version since it was renamed to Apper long ago...

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4 years ago

jamjam

Would be cool if I could do like:

apper --search mplayer

..and apper opens up and does a package search.

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4 years ago

dantti

You can do that using pkcon :D

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4 years ago

jamjam

Well as an openSUSE user I'd directly use zypper for that..

Having results come up in apper would be nice though, because you can click, browse, get detailed info, and install using nice GUI. :)

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4 years ago

mambasoft

With Apper 0.7.2 I can't install package files, from the browser or e.g. from command line:

apper ./google-earth-stable_current_i386.rpm

This doesn't work, but this works:

pkcon install-local ./google-earth-stable_current_i386.rpm

By investigating on the backend (smart) it seems to me that it is not its fault, because it is not getting the package(s) file name as install-files option. pkcon works, so I tried to investigate on Apper but I realized that the problem might as well be in libpackagekit-qt2. Thanks for any help.

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4 years ago

SG2Tiger

Hey, I thought I'd make you guys aware that there's a slight visual bug with the description box when using QTCurve (or possibly, when not using the Oxygen widget style; I haven't tested any other styles to know if it does this outside QTCurve). You can see the difference here:

http://imgur.com/a/S3Iwn

I've confirmed this to happen on both Kororaa 17 and OpenSuSE 12.1 so it most likely isn't distro-specific. If I switch the widget style back to Oxygen, Apper returns to its normal functionality, but then swapping to QTCurve again causes it to reoccur. A fix for this would be great :D

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4 years ago

dantti

It's a known bug, because other widgets don't repaing the background, it's a bug in the theme engine which should repaint after an animation, which doesn't happen.

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4 years ago

netean

Have to say that I really like Apper, first came across it in Fedora 16 but now have it on both my fedora laptop and both my Ubuntu laptops (now sad am I having 4 laptops) Much prefer it over Muon etc.

Thank you for making it

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4 years ago

dantti

You're welcome!

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5 years ago

shura

There is impossible to update package if it has not certificate. Appers asks if I sure that want install those packeges, I press "Yes" and it asks again and again, so update never starts.

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4 years ago

dantti

Fixed in this release sorry for the delay

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4 years ago

shura

thank you!
Do you have any ppa for installing on Ubuntu without compilation?

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4 years ago

dantti

Ximion has packaged it again :D
https://launchpad.net/~ximion/+archive/packagekit/+packages

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4 years ago

Dana912

Hi
I used the last release of apper, and it still says
"License agreement Required"

The problem are not resolved as you promised:-(

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4 years ago

Dana912

Hi
I used the last release of apper, and it still says
"License agreement Required"

The problem are not resolved as you promised:-(

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4 years ago

dantti

Can you please elaborate a test case?
Distro/package etc?
did you make install on /usr?
I tested this several times and it actually worked...

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4 years ago

shura

Ubuntu 12.04. I confirm, issue is fixed!

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4 years ago

dantti

no, the issue he's talking about should openSUSE specific our license handling is quite different from theirs...

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5 years ago

pejakm

Hi Daniel. Can you please add option "check for updates every X hours", where we can define number of hours to check for updates?

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