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Command line client for aptdaemon.

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December 2009
APTDCON(1)                                 User manual                                 APTDCON(1)

NAME aptdcon - command line client for aptdaemon
SYNOPSIS aptdcon [OPTIONS]
DESCRIPTION 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.
OPTIONS -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-system Upgrade the whole system. --fix-install Try to complete a previously cancelled installation by calling "dpkg --configure -a". --fix-depends Try to resolve unsatisified dependencies. Attention: Currently you don't get a con‐ firmation 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 ven‐ dor. --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 --list-trusted-vendors Show all trusted software vendors and theirs keys. --hide-terminal Do not attach to the interactive terminal of the underlying dpkg call. --allow-unauthenticated Allow to install packages which are not from a trusted vendor.
EXAMPLES 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 follow‐ ing 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"
DIAGNOSTICS By default aptdaemon logs to the syslog facility AptDaemon. Furthermore you can use the -d option to get additional information on the command line.
HOMEPAGE https://launchpad.net/aptdaemon
BUGS You can report bugs at the Launchpad site of aptdaemon: https://bugs.launchpad.net/aptdae‐ mon/+filebug
AUTHOR Sebastian Heinlein <devel at glatzor dot de>
SEE ALSO aptd(1), org.debian.apt(7), org.debian.apt.transaction(7)
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aptdcon(1) referred by aptd(1)
refer to aptd(1) | org.debian.apt(7) | org.debian.apt.transaction(7)