KDE Package KIO

KDE Package KIO


This piece of software was suggested as past of the KDE Brainstorm by “Alteo Gange”.

This KIO slave lists files for an installed package. This makes it easy to find configuration files for a piece of software, find where space is being used or even simply to have a look at what is installed.

Once installed visiting package:/ will list all installed packages.

Visiting package:/amarok will list the files that are came from the Amarok package

The KIO depends on packagekit for its data so it should work with any Distro support packagekit.

The original forum post can be found here


  • Currently copying files from the package KIO works flawlessly, however dragging a folder fails. I haven’t worked how I’m meant to support “getting” a virtual folder when listDir() works.


  • libpackagekit-qt
  • libpackagekit-qt-dev for compiling

Ubuntu Install

If you are a (K)Ubuntu user add my PPA:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/david.edmundson/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Then simply:

sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get install packagekio

Compile Instructions

  1. Download tarball
  2. unzip
  3. cd packagekio
  4. ccmake .
  5. change CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX to /usr/
  6. sudo make install