Section: User manual (1)
Updated: December 2009
aptd - package managing daemon proving a D-Bus interface
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 a method.
- -d, --debug
Show additional information on the command line.
- -h, --help
Show information about the usage of the command.
- -r, --replace
Replace another aptd instance if it is running.
- -p PROFILE_FILE
Write profiling data to
using Python's profiler. This is only of use to developers.
- -t, --disable-timeout
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 indicate 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
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 line.
You can report bugs at the Launchpad site of aptdaemon:
Sebastian Heinlein <devel at glatzor dot de>