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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 quota‐
tion 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 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

–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 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”

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/aptdaemon/+filebug

AUTHOR

Sebastian Heinlein

SEE ALSO

aptd, org.debian.apt(7), org.debian.apt.transaction(7)

aptdaemon December 2009 APTDCON(1)