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Date: 2008jun25
OS: Linux

Q.  What is that packagekitd program that's running on my system?
I didn't start it!

A.  In RedHat/Fedora/CentOS its part of the PackageKit package.  The description
of that is:

	PackageKit is a D-Bus abstraction layer that allows the session user
	to manage packages in a secure way using a cross-distro,
	cross-architecture API.

The deamon, packagekitd, is started on demand when you run dnf and it
stops after a while of non-use.

More info:
http://www.packagekit.org

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