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NAME

apturl - graphical apt-protocol interpreting package installer

 

SYNOPSIS

apturl [options...] <URL>

 

DESCRIPTION

apturl is a simple graphical application that takes an URL (following the apt-protocol) as a command line option, parses it and carries out the operationsthat the URL describes (that is, it asks the user if he wants the indicated packages to be installed and if the answer is positive does so).

 

USAGE

apturl just needs an URL conforming with the apt-protocol in order to work. Additionally, it recognizes the following options:
-p, --http-proxy
Use the given HTTP proxy in order to download the packages.

 

EXAMPLES

apturl apt:pidgin,pidgin-plugin-pack
Installs Pidgin and Pidgin Plugin Pack (if the user confirms).
apturl apt:freevial?section=universe
Enables the "universe" component and installs package Freevial.
apturl apt+http://launchpad.net/~mvo/ppa?package=2vcard
Installs 2vcard from the indicated PPA (if the user confirms), and afterwards asks if the PPA should be removed again or it should remain enabled.
Warning: This is currently disabled because of security concerns.

 

EXIT CODES

0
All requested packages have been successfully installed or were already installed.
1
The user aborted the installation of one or more packages.
2
There was an error doing the requested operations, or the user aborted the installation while Synaptic (and not apturl itself) was working.
3
The arguments with which apturl was called were incorrect (e.g., it was called without any argument or the given URL was wrong).

 

BUGS

Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apturl.

 

SEE ALSO

synaptic

 

AUTHORS

apturl was written by Michael Vogt <michael.vogt@ubuntu.com> for Canonical, Ltd. and this manual page by Siegfried-A. Gevatter <rainct@ubuntu.com>.

It is released under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
USAGE
EXAMPLES
EXIT CODES
BUGS
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS

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Time: 15:28:11 GMT, June 11, 2010

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