session-installer (1) - Linux Man Pages
session-installer: allows applications to easily install and remove software
session-installer - allows applications to easily install and remove software
DESCRIPTIONSession-installer allows applications to easily install additional software (e.g. extensions or GSreamer codecs), uninstall files and perform simple package status queries by calling a distribution neutral D-Bus interface.
The whole process of confirmation, error reporting and progress notification is handled by sessioninstaller. Currently it comes only with a GTK based user interface.
The D-Bus interface is developed under the PackageKit umbrella and is available on the session bus. The reference implementation 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 directly (alternatively synaptic can be used).
- Set the package manager which should be used for installation. Possible values are aptdaemon, synaptic and dummy.