[CentOS] PackageKit via ssh

Ljubomir Ljubojevic office at plnet.rs
Wed Jul 13 17:31:17 UTC 2011

Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
> In any case, pkcon is CLI and doesn't seem to bring much over yum. What 
> I would like is to run a GUI such as gpk-application (the gnome 
> PackageKit GUI) remotely, via ssh. For some use cases, I find a GUI is 
> quite useful for browsing and searching available packages etc...
> It mostly works except I can't authenticate as root when needed, so 
> saerching for packages, solving deps etc is OK but installing or 
> removing packages fails.
> So: sorry if my question wasn't precise enough, what I really wanted to 
> ask was: is there a way tu use a PackageKit GUI remotely via ssh?

Possible approach would be NX (Nomachine) or FreeNX client/server. 
Connection is via SHH but you get full GUI Access and sound and (local?) 
NX server is easier to install, but is free only for max 1-2 clients at 
the same time.


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