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The whole process including confirmation, error reporting and progress and notification is handled by sessioninstaller.
The reference implementation of the D-Bus interface can be found in gnome-packagekit. It was also adpoted by KPackageKit.
In contrast to gnome-packagekit and KPackageKit it doesn't use the PackageKit daemon for querying and installation, but instead makes use of APT and aptdaemon (alternatively synaptic can be used).
INTRODUCTION Sessioninstaller allows applications to easily install additional software (e.g. extensions or GSreamer codecs), to uninstall files and to perform simple software status queries by implementing the distribution neutral D-Bus session interface of PackageKit. The whole process of confirmation, error reporting and progress notification is handled by sessioninstaller. The reference im more»
VERSION 0.20 This release introduces the following features and changes: * Confirmation dialogs for installing (by name and file) and removing packages * Use the exe of the calling process instead of the parent's window title to identify the programme which has tiggered the action. Use the application name of an exectuable if a corresponding .desktop file is installed. Furthermore more»
SESSIONINSTALLER(1) User manual SESSIONINSTALLER(1) NAME gst-install - installs missing GStreamer plugins SYNOPSIS gst-install [OPTIONS] plugin ... DESCRIPTION Gst-install makes use of the PackageKit session D-Bus inter‐ face to install missing GStreamer plugins, e.g. encoders, decoders or URI handlers. It isn't supposed to be exec more»
SESSIONINSTALLER(1) User manual SESSIONINSTALLER(1) NAME session-installe more»
sessioninstaller (0.20-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * debian/control: Set S more»
Format-Specification: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?op=file&rev=135 Name: Sessio more»