1. NAME

aptdcon - command line client for aptdaemon

2. SYNOPSIS

aptdcon [ OPTIONS ]

3. 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.

4. 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 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.

--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: DEBUTINLINE\'deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main\' FININLINE

--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.

5. 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"

6. 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.

7. HOMEPAGE

8. BUGS

You can report bugs at the Launchpad site of aptdaemon: https://bugs.launchpad.net/aptdaemon/+filebug

9. AUTHOR

Sebastian Heinlein <devel at glatzor dot de>

10. SEE ALSO

R aptd (1),

R org.debian.apt (7),

R org.debian.apt.transaction (7)