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aptd

package managing daemon proving a D-Bus interface

aptd [OPTIONS]

aptd allows to perform package management tasks, e.g. installing or removing software, using a D-Bus interface. The privileges are handled by PolicyKit so the client application doesn't need to run as root. Furthermore aptd is started by D-Bus activation only when an user calls a method.

-d, --debug
Show additional information on the command line.
-h, --help
Show information about the usage of the command.
-r, --replace
Replace another aptd instance if it is running.
-p PROFILE_FILE
Write profiling data to PROFILE_FILE using Python's profiler. This is only of use to developers.
-t, --disable-timeout
Do not shutdown the daemon after an idle time.
--dummy
Instead of applying the changes to the system only show a progress. This option is only usable for developers to locate problems in client applications.

/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20dbus
Adds a small post update hook which will emit the org.debian.apt.CacheChanged signal on the system D-Bus to indicate that the cache has been changed and a possible running aptd instance should reloade its internal cache.
/usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.debian.apt.policy
The PolicyKit definitions of the privileges used by aptdaemon, e.g. to install packages. To change the privileges please have a look at PolicyKit.conf(1).
/etc/dbus-1/system.d/org.debian.apt.conf
The D-Bus configuration of the org.debian.apt name space.

By default aptdaemon logs to the syslog facility AptDaemon. Furthermore you can use the -d option to get additional information on the command line.

https://launchpad.net/aptdaemon

You can report bugs at the Launchpad site of aptdaemon: https://bugs.launchpad.net/aptdaemon/+filebug

Sebastian Heinlein <devel at glatzor dot de>

aptdcon(1), org.debian.apt(7), org.debian.apt.transaction(7), PolicyKit.conf(7)

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