aptdcon − 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.
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-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 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.
Install the PUBLIC_KEY_FILE to authenticate and trust packages singed by the vendor.
Download and install the PUBLIC_KEY_ID to authenticate and trust packages singed by the vendor. Requires the --keyserver to be set.
Download vendor keys from the given KEYSERVER.
Remove the vendor key of the given FINGERPRINT to no longer trust packages from this vendor.
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´
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
--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
Sebastian Heinlein <devel at glatzor dot de>
aptd(1), org.debian.apt(7), org.debian.apt.transaction(7)