Is "software update" in a working state yet?

Jeff Molofee nehe at
Fri Jul 23 03:55:37 UTC 2010

  packagekit... moreso gnome-packagekit

On 7/22/2010 1:23 PM, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Jeff Molofee<nehe at>  writes:
>> I've noticed software update pop up on the screen quite a bit lately.
>> Initially it popped up and did nothing.  Now in 8.1-RC2 it pops up and
>> shows me that I actually have updates.  When I click update, it seems
>> like it's actually attempting to upgrade the listed packages, but the
>> entire process always ends with "command 'update-packages' is not
>> known".
>> Do I have something misconfigured or is it still incomplete?
> Pardon my naivete, but:
> What is "software update"?
> It sounds like a GUI-ish thing;
> Is it a part of some desktop manager?
> Do you know what it uses as a backend?

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