Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: July 29, 2013
pkcon - PackageKit console client
pkcon [OPTION...] [COMMAND]
This manual page documents briefly the
is the command line client for PackageKit.
pkcon knows about the following commands. Depending on the backend in use, not all of them may be available.
Print information about the PackageKit backend in use.
List the roles that a transaction can have.
List the available package groups.
List the available filters.
List known transactions.
Print the time that has passed since the last transaction with the given role.
search [name|details|group|file] DATA
Search for a package matching the given data. The search is performed in the package information that is indicated by the first argument: name, details, group or files.
Install the given packages from repositories.
Install the given packages from the local filesystem.
download DIRECTORY PACKAGES
Download the given packages from repositories, and store them in the given directory.
install-sig TYPE KEY_ID PACKAGE
Install a package signature. Only GPG signatures are supported at this time.
Remove the given package.
Update the system by installing available updates. If a list of packages is specified, only install updates for these packages.
Refresh the cached information about available updates.
Resolve the given package name and print information about installed or available packages and updates.
upgrade-system DISTRIBUTION [minimal|default|complete]
Upgrade the system to the given distribution.
List available updates.
List available distribution upgrades.
List dependencies fo the given package.
List packages that require the given package.
Print details about the available or installed package with the given name.
Print details about the local package.
List the files contained in the given package.
List the files contained in the local package.
Print the package changelog for the given package.
List all available and installed packages.
List all configured package repositories.
Enable the given repository.
Disable the given repository.
repo-set-data REPOSITORY PARAMETER DATA
Set the given parameter to the given value for the repository.
repo-remove REPOSITORY PARAMETER
Removes the repository and optionally any packages installed from it.
List packages that provide the given string.
Accept the EULA with the given id.
List available categories.
Attempt to repair the system package database.
Print information about the prepared offline update. If no offline update is prepared, exit with an exit code of 1.
Trigger an offline update.
Print information about the result of the last offline update.
The following options can be used to influence the behavior of
Print the program version and exit.
Show help options.
Show all help options.
Set the filter to use.
Install packages without asking for confirmation.
Prepare the transaction by downloading packages only.
Run the command using idle network bandwidth and also using less power.
Print to screen a machine-readable output, rather than using animated widgets.
Show debugging information.
-c, --cache-age AGE
Set the maximum acceptable age for cached metadata, in seconds. Use -1 for 'never'.
Allow untrusted packages to be installed.
Allow packages to be downgraded during transaction.
Allow packages to be reinstalled during transaction.
Failed with miscellaneous internal error.
Failed with syntax error, or failed to parse command.
Failed as a file or directory was not found.
Nothing useful was done.
The initial setup failed, e.g. setting the network proxy.
The transaction failed, see the detailed error for more information.
The programs are documented fully on http://www.packagekit.org.
This manual page was written by Richard Hughes
Copyright © 2007 - 2013 Richard Hughes