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Chapter 1. End-user documentation

1.1. Installing IPK packages
1.1.1. Installing packages (GUI method)
1.1.2. Installing packages (CLI method)
1.2. Removing IPK packages
1.2.1. Removing packages
Information for on how to handle Listaller and applications installed using Listaller from a non-technical point of view.

1.1. Installing IPK packages

Learn how you can install an IPK package.

1.1.1. Installing packages (GUI method)

Installing Listaller packages is really easy. Just make sure you have Listaller installed, then follow the steps below.
  1. Download an IPK package or get it from somewhere else.
  2. Open the IPK-package with your PackageKit package installer (Apper or GNOME-PackageKit). If a Listaller frontent is installed, simply double/single-clicking the package file should already launch the right application.
  3. After the package is opened, just follow the instructions on screen to install it.
  4. The application is now installed. You should be able to launch it via you application-menu. (Plasma, GNOME-Shell, KRunner, …) If there have been problems making the setup work for you, please file a bug against Listaller so we can fix it.
Listaller uses a system based on GPG-keys and some other values to check if a package can be trusted, as 3rd-party applications can come from any source and it is not certain that they won't contain malicious software.
The system administrator has set a minimum trust level for packages. If your package is below this level, you will not be able to install the package. By default, unsigned packages can never be installed without lowering the minimum security level.
If you have troubles installing an application because of this, you can temporarily change the minimum trust in Listaller's config file, or speak to your system administrator.

1.1.2. Installing packages (CLI method)

There are many ways to install an IPK package via the command line. We encourage you to use the lipa application, which is shipped with Listaller, but you could also use pkcon, the PackageKit command-line tool.

1.1.2.1. Install using lipa

To install the package using lipa, just use the following command:
				[earth@sun] lipa --install ./packagename_version.ipk
lipa will then guide you through the rest of the installation process.

1.1.2.2. Install using pkcon

Warning

You should generally prefer using lipa over pkcon, since lipa was specially designed for use with Listaller, while pkcon is just a command-line PackageKit client, which does not support stuff like Listaller's signature-checking, licenses or private installations.
To install the package using pkcon, you can just do the same as you would do when installing a native distribution package:
				[earth@sun] pkcon install-local ./packagename_version.ipk
PackageKit will then perform a shared installation of the Listaller package.