APTD(1) User manual APTD(1)
aptd – package managing daemon proving a D-Bus interface
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
Show additional information on the command line.
Show information about the usage of the command.
Replace another aptd instance if it is running.
Write profiling data to PROFILE_FILE using Python’s profiler.
This is only of use to developers.
Do not shutdown the daemon after an idle time.
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.
Adds a small post update hook which will emit the
org.debian.apt.CacheChanged signal on the system D-Bus to indi‐
cate that the cache has been changed and a possible running aptd
instance should reloade its internal cache.
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).
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
You can report bugs at the Launchpad site of aptdaemon:
aptdcon, org.debian.apt(7), org.debian.apt.transaction(7), Poli‐
aptdaemon December 2009 APTD(1)