Is "software update" in a working state yet?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Jul 23 12:51:48 UTC 2010

Don't top-post, please.

Jeff Molofee <nehe at> writes:

>  packagekit... moreso gnome-packagekit

I see.  I don't know much about it, but I see that there's a "pkmon"
tool for debugging it.  

> 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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