PkClientHelper

PkClientHelper — helper object to run a helper session process for the lifetime of a transaction

Functions

Description

This GObject can be used to run a session helper program out of band with the normal PackageKit transaction. This allows an external program such as debconf to be used that needs direct console access.

client ----> packagekit-glib ---> dbus ---> packagekitd ---> apt .------------^ ^ debconf ___________________ (SetHints) | | ___| PkClientHelper __.____.____.______/_.____.____.__/ ^-----|___________________/ (socket in tmp) (stdin & stdout )

------------.------------------/ ------------.---------/ | | user session system context

Functions

pk_client_helper_new ()

PkClientHelper *
pk_client_helper_new (void);

Returns

a new PkClientHelper object.

Since: 0.6.10


pk_client_helper_stop ()

gboolean
pk_client_helper_stop (PkClientHelper *client_helper,
                       GError **error);

Stops the helper process, by killing the helper process and deleting the socket.

Parameters

client_helper

a valid PkClientHelper instance

 

error

A GError or NULL

 

Returns

TRUE for success

Since: 0.6.10


pk_client_helper_start ()

gboolean
pk_client_helper_start (PkClientHelper *client_helper,
                        const gchar *socket_filename,
                        gchar **argv,
                        gchar **envp,
                        GError **error);

Starts the helper process, by running the helper process and setting up the socket for use.

Parameters

client_helper

a valid PkClientHelper instance

 

socket_filename

a socket filename that does not already exist

 

argv

the executable, along with any arguments

 

envp

the environment

 

error

A GError or NULL

 

Returns

TRUE for success

Since: 0.6.10

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