Hi Debian Qt-KDE team,

I implemented partially an Apt backend for the Shaman package manager [1]. For 
now it just fetches data for presentation and installation proposal. Shaman is 
much nicer than KPackage, has a cleaner interface than Adept, both now 
unmaintained. An advantage Shaman has is that it is package management 
unaware. This functionality is implemented by plugins.

I ask you to checkout [2] the source and try it. I have some doubts on how to 
implement repositories. I am thinking of getting the Origin key as present in 
the release file.

Also, is any one familiar with PolicyKit? I can not get the helper to work on 
my Lenny system. And the KPackageKit interface makes little sense to me.

Comments?

[1] http://drfav.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/introducing-shaman-a-new-universal-
package-management-frontend/

[2] svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/playground/sysadmin/shaman

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