Section: User manual (1)
Updated: December 2009
aptdcon - command line client for aptdaemon
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
- -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 the whole system.
Try to complete a previously cancelled installation by calling "dpkg --configure -a".
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
- --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:
Show all trusted software vendors and theirs keys.
Do not attach to the interactive terminal of the underlying dpkg call.
Allow to install packages which are not from a trusted vendor.
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
$ aptdcon --sources-file backports.list \
--add-repostiry "deb http://archive.backports.org/debian stable main"
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>