Why another package manager?
KRpmDrake tries to bring the features of Mandrake's Software Manager (aka
"RpmDrake") to KDE. RpmDrake has the ability to display any packages which
can be installed from CDs and the internet, and can therefore automatically
resolve dependencies, and update entire applications when available. However
many newcomers to Linux prefer KDE's user interface as it is generally more
attractive, and can be made to look like Microsoft Windows.
KRpmDrake will also be more configurable than the original while still
retaining a simple, easy to use interface.
- Lists the packages available from a variety of sources including
CD-ROMs and the internet
- Lists the packages already installed on the user's computer
- Shows detailed information about each package including a file
list and a description of the package's purpose
- Provides sortable, searchable, categorized lists of packages
- On demand, transfers packages from their sources to the user's
hard drive using KDE's built in file transfer routines
- Checks packages for unsatisfied dependencies and searches the
sources in an attempt to satisfy them
- Uninstalls existing packages and, optionally, anything that depends
There are no screenshots yet - sorry.
The author of KRpmDrake is David Sansome. You can contact him by
email, and occasionally with
an instant message:
- ICQ: 60636186
- MSN: email@example.com
- AIM: davidsansome42