After long years of waiting GNOME software to improve itself (4 years waiting), I wish my hand from it & removed it from my Fedora 32 X64 Cinnamon edition.
I read about “KDE Discover” (plasma-discover) to be an alternative for GNOME software … What attract me is that I read on Internet BUT DID NOT TAKE A COPY & CAN NOT FIND IT AGAIN, I read that “KDE Discover” can be used only to manage flatpak no more, so that user can even remove PackageKit from the system after doing that … This is excellent to me ! I’m not needed “KDE Discover” to manage .rpm packages because I’m using DNF for that & dnfdragora in the way to be stable enough to be useful GUI package manager for .rpm packages … I need only GUI to manage flatpak. This way I will avoid double cache of .rpm packages (one by DNF & other by PackageKit) …
Kindly, I would like to know:
is it really possible to use “KDE Discover” only for flatpak & disable it from using PackageKit?
When I run “sudo dnf install plasma-discover” (just to see dependencies, then I aborted) really I saw “PackageKit” as a weak dependency !
how can I perform the above (making “KDE Discover” used only to manage flatpak) ?
does KDE Discover stable or it is buggy & repeatedly crashing like GNOME software, which crash my bones ?
A lot of thanks ! You explain it very well & I tried it (& aborted), yes it is working. But I’m aborted the installation, because remain one question still not answered: does "KDE Discover (or Plasma Discover) is better than GNOME software or not ? Does bugs in “KDE Discover” make it useless as GNOME software ? In GNOME software, I’m even unable to remove flatpak packages without problem !! I was using GNOME software just to brows application. But after upgraded to Fedora 32 by 2 weeks, it become even bad as a browser ! Does KDE Discover has same level of bugs severity so that it is useless like GNOME software or not ?
Hi again. I tried “Discover” & it is very bad more than GNOME software !!
I tried GNOME software without “PackageKit” as following:
sudo dnf install gnome-software --setopt=install_weak_deps=False
It seem that it is better if used to manage flatpak only !!
However, I have the following problems:
GNOME software showing me an error message saying what mean: “a wrong is happened … can not reach Dbus.freedesktop.sdk … name is unavialable …”. It is something approximate … It appearing specially when navigate to “update” tab. I think (or sure) that it is related to absent of “PackageKit” … My question is how to disable this error message ?
does GNOME software in this case (without PackageKit) able to perform automatic update for Flatpak packages that are already installed on my system ?
does GNOME software in this case (without PackageKit) still able to give me notification about existance of new updates (for my already installed Flatpak package off-course not .rpm) ?
GNOME software in this case (without PackageKit) still show me in “installed” tab not only my already installed Flatpak packages, but my already installed .rpm packages & beside each “launch” & “remove”. So, does it be possible to remove such .rpm package by clicking on “remove” ? It should be not because “PackageKit” already not existing, isn’t it the case? If yes, then is there a way to make those already installed .rpm packages not appearing at all in “installed” tab. I’m afraid to try & see because I’m afraid from breaking my system …
I saw in your tube 2 videos about different approach to disable PackageKit AFTER installing it !! See, kindly, the following:
Which method is more correct, using “–setopt=install_weak_deps=False” or the method discribed in youtube ??
By the way, can we use “false” instead of “False” ? I saw, since 3 or 4 years ago changing default setting of DNF using with small character (f) not with large character (F) …