Session Installer provides an APT implementation of PackgeKit's session D-Bus API
Sessioninstaller allows applications to easily install additional software (e.g. extensions or GSreamer codecs) by calling a simple distribution neutral D-Bus interface.
The confirmation, error reporting and progress notification of the installation is handled by sessioninstaller. Currently it comes only with a GTK based user interface.
The D-Bus interface is developed under the PackageKit umbrella and is available on the session bus. The reference implementation can be found in gnome-packagekit. It was also adpoted by KPackageKit.
In contrast to gnome-packagekit and KPackageKit it doesn't use the PackageKit daemon for querying and installation, but instead makes use of APT and aptdaemon directly (alternatively synaptic can be
All bugs Latest bugs reported
Bug #1059600: Local deb package cannot be installed by double clicking it
Reported on 2013-08-10
Bug #1049467: Multimedia codec installer says "Python", rather than the name of the process/application (e.g. Rhythmbox, Videos) that requested the codec.
Reported on 2013-04-06
Bug #1056545: session-installer crashed with AlreadyCalledDeferred in callback()
Reported on 2013-03-14
Bug #1084061: Port to GStreamer 1.0
Reported on 2012-11-28
Bug #1074535: failed to find an app to open a .chm file
Reported on 2012-11-03
All packages Packages in Distributions
“sessioninstaller” source package in Trusty
Version 0.20+bzr141-0ubuntu3 uploaded on 2014-02-23
“sessioninstaller” source package in Saucy
Version 0.20+bzr141-0ubuntu2 uploaded on 2013-10-09
“sessioninstaller” source package in Raring
Version 0.20+bzr134-0ubuntu6 uploaded on 2013-04-10
“sessioninstaller” source package in Quantal
Version 0.20+bzr131-0ubuntu2.1 uploaded on 2013-04-02
“sessioninstaller” source package in Precise
Version 0.20+bzr128-0ubuntu1.3 uploaded on 2013-03-28