command line client for aptdaemon
aptdcon allows to perform package management tasks, e.g. installing or removing software, using aptdaemon. There isn't any need to be root to run this programme.
- -v, --version
- Show the version number of the aptdcon.
- -h, --help
- Show information about the usage of the command.
- -d, --debug
- Show additional information on the command line.
- -i, --install PACKAGES
- Install the list of PACKAGES. If you want to install more than one package you have to put the package names into quotation marks.
- --reinstall PACKAGES
- Reinstall the list of PACKAGES. If you want to reinstall more than one package you have to put the package names into quotation marks.
- -r, --remove PACKAGES
- Remove the list of PACKAGES. If you want to remove more than one package you have to put the package names into quotation marks.
- -p, --purge PACKAGES
- Purge the list of PACKAGES. If you want to purge more than one package you have to put the package names into quotation marks.
- -u, --upgrade PACKAGES
- Upgrade the list of PACKAGES. If you want to upgrade more than one package you have to put the package names into quotation marks.
- Upgrade the whole system.
- Try to complete a previously cancelled installation by calling "dpkg --configure -a".
- Try to resolve unsatisified dependencies. Attention: Currently you don't get a confirmation of the changes, which makes this method quite dangerous since it could remove a lot of packages.
- --add-vendor-key PUBLIC_KEY_FILE
- Install the PUBLIC_KEY_FILE to authenticate and trust packages singed by the vendor.
- --add-vendor-key-from-keyserver PUBLIC_KEY_ID
- Download and install the PUBLIC_KEY_ID to authenticate and trust packages singed by the vendor. Requires the --keyserver to be set.
- --key-server KEYSERVER
- Download vendor keys from the given KEYSERVER.
- --remove-vendor-key FINGERPRINT
- Remove the vendor key of the given FINGERPRINT to no longer trust packages from this vendor.
- --add-repository 'DEB_LINE'
- Allow to install software from the repository specified by the given DEB_LINE. You have to put quotation marks around the DEB_LINE since it normally contains spaces: 'deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main'
- --sources-file SOURCES_FILE
- Specify an alternative sources file to which the new repository should be written. SOURCES_FILE should be only the basename: backports.list
- Show all trusted software vendors and theirs keys.
- Do not attach to the interactive terminal of the underlying dpkg call.
- Allow to install packages which are not from a trusted vendor.
The following command will install the package xterm and remove the package eterm in the same run:
- $ aptdcon --install "xterm" --remove "eterm"
To handle more than one package the names have to be put into quotation marks. The following command will install xterm and eterm:
- $ aptdcon --install "xterm eterm"
The following command will add the backport repository to the sources.list in a separate file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports.list :
- $ aptdcon --sources-file backports.list \ --add-repostiry "deb http://archive.backports.org/debian stable main"
By default aptdaemon logs to the syslog facility AptDaemon. Furthermore you can use the -d option to get additional information on the command line.
You can report bugs at the Launchpad site of aptdaemon: https://bugs.launchpad.net/aptdaemon/+filebug
aptd(1), org.debian.apt(7), org.debian.apt.transaction(7)
Sebastian Heinlein <devel at glatzor dot de>