prevent-packagekit - Axel's metapackage to prevent the installation of PackageKit

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository WTF amd64
Package filename prevent-packagekit_51_all.deb
Package name prevent-packagekit
Package version 51
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category metapackages
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Thorsten Glaser <>
Download size 7.12 KB
Installed size 48.00 KB
This metapackage ensures that PackageKit is not installed on your
computer. PackageKit is an abstraction of package management software
which abstracts away the advantages of Debian’s package system by only
offering what RPM and APT/dpkg have in common.
Besides it pulls in DBus and PolicyKit.


Package Version Architecture Repository
prevent-packagekit_51_all.deb 51 all WTF
prevent-packagekit - - -


Name Value
gnome-packagekit -
gnome-packagekit-session -
packagekit -
packagekit-backend-aptcc -
packagekit-backend-smart -
sessioninstaller -


Type URL
Binary Package prevent-packagekit_51_all.deb
Source Package mirabilos-support

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb {DISTRO_URL} sid wtf
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install GPG key of the repository:
    # sudo apt-get install ca-bundle apt-transport-https wtf-debian-keyring
  4. Install prevent-packagekit deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install prevent-packagekit

See Also

Package Description
prevent-policykit_51_all.deb Axel's metapackage to prevent the installation of PolicyKit
prevent-ppckit_51_all.deb Axel's metapackage to prevent the installation of GNOME related *Kit packages
prevent-pulseaudio_51_all.deb Axel's metapackage to prevent the installation of PulseAudio
prevent-puppet_51_all.deb mirabilos' metapackage to remove Puppet
prevent-ruby_51_all.deb mirabilos' metapackage to remove Ruby
prevent-systemd-completely_51_all.deb mirabilos' metapackage to fully remove systemd
prevent-systemd-installed_51_all.deb mirabilos' metapackage to mostly remove systemd
prevent-systemd-running_51_all.deb mirabilos' metapackage to avoid running systemd
prevent-unattended-upgrades_51_all.deb mirabilos' metapackage to avoid unattended upgrades
prevent-usrmove_51_all.deb XTaran's metapackage to avoid UsrMove
python-libxml2_2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3tarent1_amd64.deb Python bindings for the GNOME XML library
python3-libxml2_2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3tarent1_amd64.deb Python3 bindings for the GNOME XML library
rdate_20181225-0wtf1_amd64.deb set the system's date and time from a remote host
screen-dbgsym_4.6.2-3wtf1_amd64.deb debug symbols for screen
screen_4.6.2-3wtf1_amd64.deb terminal multiplexer with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation