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Re: [SLUG] KDE gui package manger in Debian
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] KDE gui package manger in Debian
- From: Erwin Mueller <erwin.mueller@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 17:43:11 +0200
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I'm using Fedora 15 with KDE4 and for installing new software I'm
using KPackageKit. Is KPackageKit not available in Debian?
On Thursday, June 30, 2011 09:57:47 AM Steven Tucker wrote:
> Hi sluggers,
> quick background to problem:
> My son (6 yrs old) has been running Ubuntu for over a year, he keeps it
> up to date and installs games himself through the use of software center.
> As he has been an independent user capable of selecting and installing
> the software *he* wants, it would be very sad if he had to start relying
> on me.
> So now we come to the problem ..... with the inevitable move to from
> gnome2 to Unity or Gnome3, we looked at what environment he might like
> to choose. He decided he would like to use KDE, which may have been
> influenced by the fact that it is the choice I made, but never the less
> that is what he has chosen.
> For some reason there is a huge issue with Kubuntu and his hardware that
> I have given up trying to fix, so I have installed Debian (wheezy) and
> we both absolutely love it. The problem is it does not come with
> something like software center on KDE, and he is not about to start
> using apt! (least not till next year).
> Synaptic is not as simple as software center, I have read that there are
> issues getting software center running on Debian Wheezy, and if at all
> possible I would prefer a Qt/KDE solution.
> I have seen online Muon, which looks exactly like what I am after, easy
> software selection, integrated update notifier etc. But is not yet in
> Has anyone else come across this issue and found a suitable solution?
> We are sticking with KDE, are open to changing distro (but prefer not
> to) and would like relatively up to date software but not bleeding edge
> (so probably not Fedora or at the other end Debian stable).
> Thanks in advance