gpk-application - GNOME PackageKit Package Application
gpk-application [ --verbose ]
This manual page documents briefly the gpk-application command.
gpk-application allows you to install and remove packages.
This manual page was written by Richard Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
11 April,2008 GPK-APPLICATION(1)
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pkgenpack - PackageKit Pack Generator
pkgenpack [--help] [--verbose] [--with-package-list] [--output] [--package] [--updates]
This manual page documents briefly the pkgenpack command.
pkgenpack is the command line client for PackageKit for creating service packs.
WHAT IS A SERVICE PACK ?
A service pack is a tarball which contains a set of packages and their dependencies. The user can reduce the dependencies to be packed
using the --with-package-list option. Along with the dependencies, a service pack has a file named metadata.conf which contains the
information about the distribution and creation date of the pack.
CREATING A SERVICE PACK ?
A service pack is created using the command pkgenpack.
This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included
Show summary of options.
Show extra debugging information.
Set the filename of dependencies to be excluded.
Generally, the file list of packages is generated when doing a PackageKit refresh on the target system. If not specified, pkgenpack
uses /var/lib/PackageKit/system.package-list by default.
The directory to put the pack file, or the current directory if omitted.
The package to be put into the ServicePack.
Put all updates available in the ServicePack.
NAMING A SERVICE PACK
The only valid extension for a service pack is ".servicepack".
1. Tim is facing problems with his Internet connection at home. He needs a service pack with valgrind and it's dependencies for his system.
He asks James to generate a pack for him. Both know James's system should contain similar packages as Tim's system, as both of them have
installed Fedora 9 two days ago.
James simply runs:
[james@jamesbook:~]$ pkgenpack --output=/media/USB/TimPacks --package=valgrind
This generates a file /media/USB/TimPacks/valgrind-fedora-9-i686.servicepack on the USB key Tim gave to James. Tim can now go home, insert
the USB key and double clicks on the valgrind-fedora-9-i686.servicepack file to be prompted to install these packages.
2. Bill wants to create a service pack named kdegames-fedora-9-i686.servicepack for his new system which does not have an internet
connection. He generates a list of packages on his system using pkcon list-create and copies that list to his USB key. He then gives that
USB to Rishi who has a good internet connectivity. Rishi runs the following command on his system:
[rishi@devils-temple:~]$ pkgenpack --with-package-list=/media/USB/bill.package-list
This generates a service pack, kdegames-fedora-9-i686.servicepack, on Rishi's Desktop, which can be distributed to Bill and users with
INSTALLING A SERVICE PACK
Service Packs can be installed using pkcon. For example:
[hacker@tim-lounge:~]$ pkcon install /media/USB/TimPacks/valgrind-fedora-9-i686.servicepack
pkmon (1). pkcon(1).
This manual page was written by Shishir Goel email@example.com and Richard Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright (C) 2008 Shishir Goel
[FIXME: source] 31 July,2008 PKGENPACK(1)