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Offer an install software link in browser

asked 2013-08-30 10:20:12 -0500

mkuhn gravatar image

Is there a way to have a link on a homepage, which will initiate the installation process of a package from an already installed repository (i.e. of a software present in the default fedora repository)? Something like

<a href="install://mypackage">Install myPackage now</a>


I found, that the PackageKit-browser-plugin may be able to do so, but that is not installed by default, and telling a user how to install a package to install a package does not really sound like something you want to do.

RPM File

Another option would be to offer a link to the rpm. That leaves me with the question, if this is going to be upgraded automatically when updates are present in the official repository.

Platform independence

Cherry-on-top would be to have a platform independent solution, so no-mather which distro or OS a user has, he'll just have one big button "Install".

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answered 2013-08-30 10:38:16 -0500

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Not using on the browser and definitely not DE independant, but does something like this relate to what you are describing?

This is new with GNOME 3.10 which will be available in Fedora 20.

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I'm not sure in what way this will help somebody who has not yet installed the software and is just visiting the project page? It looks to me like an add-on file/specification to the repository data containing additional details for applications, so I can have a sweeter presence in the software center.

mkuhn gravatar imagemkuhn ( 2013-08-30 10:55:35 -0500 )edit

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